Local residents, businesses, organisations and community groups are being invited to learn more about how they can get involved in the Beverley Road Townscape Heritage Scheme.
On Friday 13 May, a drop-in session will be held at Endeavour Learning and Skills Centre that will provide an update on the planned works over the lifetime of this five-year scheme, what has happened so far and how they can get involved.
There will also be the opportunity for people to join a formalised Stakeholder Group to meet on a regular basis and support the scheme and relevant activities and feedback on plans and proposals.
Councillor Martin Mancey, Portfolio Holder for the Beverley Road Town Heritage Initiative, said:
“This event offers anyone with an interest in this area of Beverley Road and its history to find out more about how to get involved in the scheme and find out what has been happening behind the scenes so far.
“I would also encourage people to consider joining the Stakeholder Group and ensure they have a real input into a scheme which will ultimately benefit them and residents and businesses around them in the future.
“Thanks to National Lottery players the scheme will have a positive impact on the Beverley Road conservation area and deliver much needed investment and heritage-led regeneration for one of the city’s most important historic gateways.”
Following the successful grant award by the Heritage Lottery Fund late last year and a meet the buyer event, for specialist contractors to express an interest in the scheme, behind the scenes work has started to procure a contractor to deliver a programme of boundary treatment works, which will include the repair and reinstatement of traditional railings and stone plinths at specific properties.
Alongside this, with support from the council, property owners on Beverley Road have already started to complete grant application forms for the repair and reinstatement of traditional features on their buildings. Grants will cover up to 70% of the cost of these works, drastically reducing the investment needed by owners.
The scheme will also encapsulate community projects on the history of Beverley Road with community groups, local youth centres and schools all getting involved.
The drop-in session takes place this Friday 13 May 10am – 1pm and no appointment is necessary. Anyone unable to attend can speak to the project manager at Endeavour every Tuesday or set up a meeting at their convenience. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01482 612 553 for more information.