Protecting our Heritage Assets: Community involvement in recording and regenerating local heritage

19 March 2019
Rewley House, 1 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JA

Tickets £35-155 from

As local authorities’ resources are further constrained, many are looking to local communities and experts for support in preparing heritage-related materials.  Ranging from undertaking conservation area appraisals, surveying for Heritage at Risk registers, drawing up evidence to support local lists of assets, communities are stepping into these roles with considerable success. This seminar is an opportunity to hear more about how this can be done and how to manage expectations.

This seminar will be of interest to local authority officers and councillors, civic and amenity societies, and consultants with an interest in planning, urban design, community action, and heritage management.


9.30am Tea and coffee on arrival
9.45 Welcome, Louise Thomas, HTVF Director
10am Networked Heritage, Oluwaseun Soyemi, Heritage Lottery Fund
10.30am Undertaking a Conservation Area Appraisal, Susy Shearer, local historian/ community engagement specialist, Windsor Neighbourhood Plan Forum
11am Q&A followed by tea and coffee
11.30am Telling your place’s story for the community and visitors, Rafi Ilivitzky, TrailTale
12pm How local authorities can use volunteers, Richard Tuffrey, former Design and Conservation Principal, High Peak Borough & Staffordshire Moorlands Council
12.30 Q&A
1pm Lunch
1.45pm Toolkits to support greater involvement, Louise Thomas, HTVF
2.15pm Introduction to workshop: Getting help on a community-led heritage project, Benjamin Parker, Heritage Trust Network
3.30pm Tea and coffee
3.45pm Peckham Coal Line – What community-led visions can do, Colin Sterling, Peckham Coal Line Steering Group
4.15pm Discussion
5pm Close

Kindly sponsored by Trailtale

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