Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Spalding Heritage Strategy – Have your say

South Holland District Council is working with Heritage Lincolnshire and local people to create a heritage strategy for Spalding as part of Spalding Reconnected, a project celebrating and reconnecting the historic Spalding town centre and riverside, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, thanks to National Lottery players.

The heritage strategy has been co-created 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. Local heritage groups and communities have been spoken to to shape the strategy and write an action plan which includes 47 projects to make the strategic vision a reality.

This document and accompanying sustainable action plan, will be used to prioritise and support the development of heritage sites and projects in the town over the next 5-10 years. This document showcases the connections and collaboration which make Spalding’s heritage so amazing.

Over the next 10 years the Spalding Heritage Strategy will offer a unique opportunity to connect organisations and groups, to form partnerships with funders, South Holland District Council and Lincolnshire County Council.

Your contributions are wanted to make the Heritage Strategy great for all the people who visit, live, and work in Spalding. Get involved in this last opportunity to shape the future of heritage in Spalding! Follow the link below to learn about findings so far and share your thoughts:

https://www.heritagelincolnshire.org/current-projects/spalding-heritage-strategy

Once this feedback has been incorporated, the Spalding Heritage Strategy will be handed over to South Holland District Council for an official adoption process.

Tracy Stringfellow, CEO of Heritage Lincolnshire, said: “We’d love to hear from you. This last opportunity to hear the thoughts and feedback of local people is crucial to making sure the strategy best reflects the priorities and needs of Spalding.

“We’re thrilled to have worked collaboratively with South Holland District Council and local people to produce the Spalding Heritage Strategy, to connect and celebrate the heritage of this vibrant market town.”

Councillor Gary Taylor, Deputy Leader of South Holland District Council and portfolio holder for Spalding Town Improvement, said: “We have already had some great feedback from local residents, community groups and partners on this strategy for Spalding, and I would encourage people to take this final opportunity to share their thoughts and feedback.

“It’s important that this project reflects the priorities and needs of Spalding and the surrounding area, and makes the greatest positive impact possible to the environment and experience of living, working or visiting around the town centre and riverside. This is our chance to create a strategy that celebrates and protects the heritage of our local area, and I hope people take the time to get involved.”

 

Image shows Spalding. Credit: Stock.adobe.com/Steven F Granville

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