Hinckley & Bosworth Heritage Forum
Representatives of over 20 Parish Councils and Heritage Groups recently attended the Borough Council's Heritage Forum and were pleased to learn that Hinckley has been selected by Historic England to join with their Heritage Action Zone (HAZ) programme. These programmes offer an array of projects to help safeguard and celebrate heritage. The programmes are funded at fifty percent from Historic England. The agreement by HAZ to help fund the work needed was agreed in September 2019. A programme design document was prepared and submitted in December 2019 and whilst it is currently being assessed hopes are extremely high for a positive response in March 2020. Work will then actually begin in April 2020. This is excellent news for our nearest neighbour town to be given support to preserve its heritage and history.
Forum attendees were also updated on the Borough Council's Environmental Improvement Programme funding. This programme has a budget of £35,000 to help support local improvement programmes. The list of programmes for 2019/2020 included new finials on the gate posts at the Memorial Garden and Parish Field in Market Bosworth. If any local residents or groups can think of a local heritage or environmental improvement project which could be considered for funding please do let the Parish Council know.
Posted: Mon, 02 Mar 2020 09:52 by Cathy Monkman