Heritage Lincolnshire are working with South Holland District Council and local people to create a heritage strategy for Spalding as part of Spalding Reconnected, a project celebrating and promoting the heritage of Spalding town centre and riverside, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, thanks to National Lottery players.
The heritage strategy will be cocreated through engaging with members of the public and key community groups in Spalding to find out what heritage and projects really matter to the town. This document, including a sustainable action plan, will be used to prioritise and support the development of heritage sites and projects in the town over the next 5 years. The strategy aims to celebrate the value of the town centre and River Welland and heritage for local people through connection and collaboration.
To help shape this strategy we’re asking local residents to get involved in the creation of the Spalding Heritage Strategy by coming to one of our workshops next week to share their thoughts:
- Workshop @ Ayscoughfee Hall Museum – Tuesday 7th November 1.30pm-3pm
- Workshop @ South Holland Centre – Thursday 9th November 7-8.15pm
You can book your place through this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/cc/spalding-heritage-strategy-2761899?utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-medium=discovery&utm-term=odclsxcollection&utm-source=cp&aff=odclsxcollection
All feedback will inform a long-term assessment for the future of heritage in Spalding. If you can’t make it to one of the workshops, we encourage you to share your thoughts and ideas about the future of heritage in Spalding via our online survey: https://www.heritagelincolnshire.org/current-projects/spalding-heritage-strategy
Councillor Gary Taylor, Deputy Leader of South Holland District Council and portfolio holder for Spalding Town Improvement, said:
“Getting the ideas and feedback of local residents and community groups is crucial to making sure this strategy best reflects the priorities and needs of Spalding and the surrounding area.
“I am excited to see the project continue to develop and make a positive impact to the environment and experience of visiting the town centre and riverside. I hope that as many people as possible will share their thoughts and help create a strategy that celebrates and protects the rich heritage and history of Spalding and the whole of South Holland.”
Image credit: Lincolnshire County Council