Thursday, 19 February 2015

Local Heritage Listing - What we value >>>>>>>>>>>> Civic Voice all day event at the RAM Museum Exeter >>> >>> Tuesday 3rd March

The Sid Vale Association has just completed the first stage of its local heritage assets project - with help and encouragement from Civic Voice:
Futures Forum: Civic Voice and Local Heritage Lists >>> SVA 'local heritage assets project' at Sidmouth Library

In a fortnight's time, Civic Voice will be putting on a whole day looking at 'local listing'.
It should be both practical and interesting: click on the link at Eventbrite below to register:

Local Heritage Listing - What we value

Civic Voice

Tuesday, 3 March 2015 from 10:00 to 15:30 

Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art GalleryQueen Street EX4 3RX Exeter

Over the past decade many communities have lost local amenities and buildings which they value. In response to this, there has been a significant rise in communities becoming more active and joining together to save and protect buildings which they want to see preserved for future generations to enjoy. Local Listing is one of the ways to help save what we value and this workshop will explore the process involved.

10:00   Registration and refreshments
10.30   Chair’s Welcome: Freddie Gick, Chair, Civic Voice
10.45   The national picture – the importance of Local Listing: Liz Clare, English Heritage 
11.15   The Exeter experience: Andy Pye, Exeter Council
 11.35   Tea and coffee
 12.00   Understanding local heritage – Robert Lloyd Sweet, English Heritage
 12.30   Funding local heritage projects – Kelly Spry-Phare, Heritage Lottery Fund, South West
 13.00   Q and A  
 13.15   Lunch and networking
 14.00   The view from Bristol: Pete Insole, Bristol City Council
 14.30   Listing and recording your local war memorial: Anna Wilson, Civic Voice
 15.00   Q & A and closing comments
 15.30   Close

Local Heritage Listing - What we value- Eventbrite

Indeed, Civic Voice have been very supportive of local projects to list local heritage assets:
Civic Voice | Campaigns | Local Heritage List

Press Release: Civic Voice applaud council and community partnership in developing heritage guidance

Malvern Council to work in partnership with local civic societies to draft heritage guidance and identify local heritage assets
Welcoming the news that Malvern Hills District Council has confirmed that it will work in partnership with local civic societies to identify local heritage assets, Dr Freddie Gick, Chair of Civic Voice said:
“Local heritage listing is a means for the community and local authority to come together to identify heritage assets that are valued as distinctive elements of the local historic environment. With the council and community working together at the guidance stage, it will ensure that the community can influence the final document and help decide what buildings should be included. Malvern is demonstrating the leadership that we hope other areas across the country will follow”.
Civic Voice | News | Press Release: Civic Voice applaud council and community partnership in developing heritage guidance

Help Protect Colchester’s Local Heritage

Colchester Borough Council is undertaking the annual review of Colchester's Local List and is calling for feedback from the local community on any buildings or assets that they feel should be included or removed from the list.
Colchester's rich history is reflected in the diversity of historic buildings and assets found throughout the Borough, but not all of these heritage structures currently have legal protection. To provide better protection, the Council worked with a panel of local historic building experts to prepare Colchester's first Local List in 2011.
A Local List is a list of heritage assets that, although not suitable for designation nationally as a Listed Building, are considered historically or architecturally important at a local level. These buildings are valued by the local community and make a significant contribution to the character and setting of Colchester and the surrounding villages.
Civic Voice | News | Help Protect Colchester's Local Heritage

Press Release: Norwich Society campaign ensures over 100 buildings are to be given extra protection

President of Civic Voice, Griff Rhys Jones, congratulates Civic Voice member the Norwich Society for campaign to give greater protection to more than 100 listed buildings.
Welcoming the announcement that, after three years of campaigning by Civic Voice member the Norwich Society, Norwich City Council is to add more than 100 buildings to a Local List of Heritage Assets, Griff Rhys Jones, President of Civic Voice said;
“This is great news. Across the country, civic groups are working hard daily to gain extra protection for the buildings they value. We are delighted to see the Norwich Society achieve such success. This shows that, when communities work together, they can have a voice on issues that matter to them. I congratulate the Norwich Society for achieving recognition for these local heritage assets.”
Civic Voice | News | Press Release: Norwich Society campaign ensures over 100 buildings are to be given extra protection

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