RESIDENTS in Cheshire West will be given the opportunity to decide which of its historic elements should be prioritised for safeguarding, as the Council looks to establish a ‘Heritage Strategy’.
Cheshire West and Chester Council have enlisted the help of charity, Heritage Lincolnshire, to ask people across the borough about what they value from its past and how they feel these should be preserved for the future.
The Council say the Heritage Strategy will include the natural and built heritage of the district and create the vision for how all forms of heritage are celebrated, used, and conserved.
Councillor Louise Gittins, Leader of Cheshire West and Chester Council said: “Heritage includes historic buildings, archaeology, designed and natural landscapes and spaces, as well as traditions, history, and documents.
“The Heritage Strategy will include a vision for heritage and an action plan of how we deliver it. But I want to make sure this isn’t the Council’s Strategy, its far wider than that, it’s looking at how we all look after and share the heritage around us from Roman archaeology to the Chester Mystery Plays and the history of salt in Northwich to the coal mining history in Neston.”
To have your say both on key sites and themes, visit: https://www.heritagelincolnshire.org/projects/cheshire-west-and-chester-heritage-strategy.
The Council state that engagement activities will run until October, including events online, in-person group workshops as well as smaller group and one to one meetings. The Heritage Strategy will be completed in 2023.