Preston residents invited to discuss how local buildings can impact community

Posted on - 31st May, 2022 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Politics, Preston Council, Preston News, Redevelopment
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The Building Heritage in the Community talk is inviting residents to discuss how communities can be shaped through local buildings.


The event on Friday, 17th June at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) aims to encourage community involvement.

Course Leader for UCLan’s MSc Building Conservation & Adaptation course, Chris O’Flaherty said: “The built heritage of Lancashire enriches our lives and helps us understand the past.

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“From grand civic buildings to humble rural dwellings, history surrounds us and it is rightfully ours to celebrate and share. But it should also be ours to define and shape so we’re asking for people to come forward with ideas and help make this happen.”

Two flagship projects in Lancashire are engaging with communities to help ensure the heritage of the county reflects the voices and the choices of local residents.

The ambitious £13.2m Harris Your Place project at Preston’s much-loved Harris Museum, Art Gallery & Library aims to reimagine the building and present it as a vibrant and diverse hub of community activity, now and in the future.

The Lancashire Local List project, run by Growth Lancashire, is working with communities to develop a county-wide register of local heritage assets, including buildings, monuments and landscapes that contribute to the character of the local area.

Representatives from the two flagship projects will be in attendance at the free event so you can find out more about the work they are doing, their importance for our communities and how you can get involved.

It will take place between 2.00pm to 5.00pm on 17 June in UCLan’s Engineering Innovation Centre room 317 and tickets can be booked on Eventbrite

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