Communities Secretary launches ‘most ambitious heritage preservation campaign for 40 years’

Funding to be available to protect more local heritage buildings.

Local people will be empowered to nominate heritage buildings which are important to them and reflect their local area and identity in the most ambitious local heritage campaign for 40 years, launched today (23 October 2019) by Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick.

The new campaign will challenge every single local authority across England to draw up lists of buildings of significant historical and cultural value to an area, ensuring important local monuments are no longer left neglected and unloved.

Local people will be empowered to nominate heritage assets which are important to them and reflect their local area and identity, supported by a team of heritage experts, funded by £700,000 to help 10 English counties identify areas which need protecting.

To support this, Historic England will launch a national campaign on local identity getting the country talking about what defines our heritage.

The Communities Secretary is taking the direct step of contacting every parish council in England to make sure they are conserving the buildings which have played a remarkable role in their local history and need our support.

 

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