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DCLG 'Communities Rights and Heritage Resource' launches

Groundwork has been named by the Department of Communities and Local Government as a key provider of expert support to help local communities protect and preserve their treasured heritage sites in a resource that launches today (18.07.16).

The 'Community Rights and Heritage Resource' highlights the steps needed for communities to step up and actively use their 'Community Rights' to safeguard a local heritage community space. 

The document has information and advice for both individuals and communities about how to take back control of their local heritage sites, including a step-by-step guide.

Sarah Reece-Mills, Director of Partnerships and Programmes at Groundwork UK, is attending the resource launch event in London where DCLG Director Jillian Kay will also be in attendance.

Speaking about the resource Sarah said:

"Resources like this are vital for local communities who are passionate about preserving a local heritage site but don’t necessarily have the knowledge or confidence to go about it.

"We urge communities to take on board the advice in the resource and for local people to come together to protect and celebrate their communities’ heritage for present and future generations."

To read the full Community Rights and Heritage Resource and for more information, please click here.