Civic Voice - the national charity for the civic movement – today announces the launch of the English Heritage sponsored ‘Protect our Place’ website.
Protect our Place (www.protectourplace.org.uk) is a research project to understand the different types of current community action taking place across England to protect and promote local heritage.
The websites main feature is the interactive map for groups to upload their projects onto, and discover other work both locally and nationally. It will be searchable via theme or location, and is free to all community groups working to protect or promote the historic environment. We urge all heritage volunteers not only to use the map and connect with the wider heritage network, but also to discover all of the resources available to them on the site.
Sarah Spurrier, Project Manager said ‘the website being up and running is extremely exciting. It now means that there is a resource out there for all community groups not only to celebrate their own projects and inform people about what they do, but also for networking, for new volunteers, and professionals. The website marks a new phase for community interaction, and can only strengthen the great work which is already being undertaken throughout England.’
Steve Graham, Chief Executive said, ‘This is a really great project which will really help to support community action in the historic environment. By working with a variety of partners and community groups, we hope to ensure the website benefits everyone in the heritage movement.’