The OVA is very pleased to be working with East Devon District Council to progress one of the actions approved in the new East Devon Heritage Strategy 2018.
This is an innovative, capacity building project for the community, involving the training of volunteers interested in their local heritage. Training will be given in the assessment of Conservation Areas, using East Budleigh as a pilot. Other tasks for which training will also be provided include helping to develop a management plan for the Conservation Area, assessing the external condition of Grade II listed buildings and identifying any local heritage assets. We also hope to work with local schools to encourage the children’s interest in the built environment, and inspire future heritage champions.
The OVA is very grateful to the AONB for the generous funding of this project though their Sustainable Development Fund. A sum of £3000 has been granted to pay for the initial 3 day training course, due to take place later this year.
If any members are interested and want to learn more about this exciting project, please contact Dee Woods (01395 568822) or Nicola Daniel (01395 445960) or email : [email protected].