This simple phrase embodies the entire scope of our project: Places and Communities. We’re working on helping people protect, enhance, and enjoy the places they care about, sharing feelings, memories, pictures ... ideas!
This project aims to gather opinions on Museum Gardens (York) and Potternewton Park (Leeds) to reflect different perspectives and it is designed to involve people in the development of the sites they use or are effected by. People with photos, film, tales, memories relating to these places are invited to get in touch.
Started winter 2011, several surveys have been conducted in these sites and more events are planned to raise awareness of the project and enable people to share information and viewpoints. We recognise that protecting culture and heritage is important to communities and, therefore, it is important to us. This is why we engage so thoroughly with communities to build strong relationships, understand cultural heritage values and suggest new tools to manage local cultural landscape.