Pye Tait is carrying out an independent review of Historic England’s (HE) online advice and guidance, and they want to try and boost responses from local authority (LA) conservation officers in particular.
Pye Tait writes:
Historic England has commissioned Pye Tait Consulting to review whether their written advice and guidance (webpages and documents on the website) is providing the right information to the right audiences in the most effective way. The consultants carrying out the independent review of the Historic England advice and guidance survey have indicated that they welcome involvement from anyone with a view on Historic England’s advice and guidance but they are particularly keen to hear from local authority Conservation Officers.
They have now launched the online survey aimed at all individual users of Historic England’s advice and guidance. The survey can be accessed via the following link, which includes a brief overview and contact details should individuals have any queries. It should take no more than about 10 minutes to complete, depending on how much you want to say. If there are any questions you can’t answer, please just leave them blank. If you have more than one role in relation to heritage (for example if you are part of a local authority as well as being in a community group), please answer the survey from whichever perspective you feel most comfortable. The survey will be open until the end of August.
The final report will include recommendations about how Historic England can best meet the needs of its users in the future and the most appropriate formats and approaches for producing and promoting advice and guidance.
The review is being carried out by independent research firm Pye Tait Consulting.
The views you give will be reported anonymously to Historic England in line with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Market Research Society (MRS) Code of Conduct.
Contact points: If you have any queries about the survey, please contact Adrian Smith at Pye Tait Consulting: firstname.lastname@example.org, or by telephone: 01423 509433.
To discuss any broader aspects of the Review, please contact Rosy Szymanski at Historic England: Rosy.Szymanski@HistoricEngland.org.uk.
For more background see the IHBC NewsBlogs