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Heritage at Risk

Heritage at Risk

Hello! I would like to introduce a new heritage project which has just started in the Lower Derwent Valley. I would be very grateful if you could pass this information on to your members/group or to anyone who may have an interest in learning new heritage skills.

This 3-year project has been set up by the DerwentWISE Landscape Partnership, and the aim is to train community volunteers to undertake basic 'condition surveys' of over 1,000 heritage features in the project area, which stretches from Matlock Bath to Derby.

The project is one of several regional pilot projects sitting alongside the wider 'Heritage at Risk' scheme launched by Historic England in 2008. The scheme identifies those historic sites that are most at risk of being lost as a result of neglect, decay or inappropriate development.

The results of our surveys will help the local communities, local authorities and land managers to understand heritage features better. At the core of the project area sits the internationally important Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site. Our surveys will record some of the many attributes that add to the outstanding universal value of this special place and our findings will be included in the Historic Environment Record (HER) hosted by Derbyshire County Council.

How can you join in?

We will run several training workshops throughout 2016-2017. Volunteers can learn to survey different types of heritage site, including Buildings, Places of Worship, Archaeological Sites and Parks & Gardens.

The workshops are FREE! and open to everyone (although under 18s must be accompanied by an adult). The training is being delivered by ArcHeritage, with Locus Consulting and Trent & Peak Archaeology. Volunteers do not need to have any previous survey experience. For further information on the project and to see the next available training dates, please visit our website or contact us using the details below. We hope you can join us!

Anna Badcock, ArcHeritage, 54 Campo Lane, Sheffield S1 2EH

t: 0114 2728884 e: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Twitter: @TweetHAR DerwentWISE

Next Parish Council Meeting

Wednesday 15th May 2019 - Annual Parish Meeting - 6.00 pm, Annual Meeting of the Parish Council - 6.30 pm, Full Council Meeting - 7.00 pm

at The New Bath Hotel
All Welcome
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