Joined Up Heritage Sheffield – Heritage Strategy Workshops
Two years ago Joined Up Heritage produced the first-ever Framework for a Heritage Strategy for the city. This was, by design, a real community-based project. The Framework emerged from a series of workshops and consultations with heritage community groups and interested individuals all over the city and we are proud to have a Framework developed in this way.
JUHS is now able to move forward to develop the Heritage Strategy itself, and an Action Plan to go with it. The aim is the same – to produce a distinctively Sheffield strategy that’s created by and in the city, not imposed on it from the top. This will be a unique exercise, unlike anything else that’s happened anywhere else in this country (and we hope it will be a model for other places that want to engage all their communities in heritage).
Our target for launching Sheffield’s first-ever Heritage Strategy is March 2020. There’s much to do before then and JUHS is keen to encourage people and organisations to get involved and have their say. For a start, we have organised three workshops for October and you are cordially invited to attend. They will take place on these dates:
Saturday 19 October, from 10.30 am to 1.15 pm
Wednesday 23 October, from 1.15 to 4.15 pm
Tuesday 29 October, from 1.15 to 4.15 pm
They will all take place at the Friends’ Meeting House, St James’s Street, city centre (near the Cathedral).
The workshops are of course free to attend but we do ask you to book on Eventbrite (look for ‘Heritage Strategy Workshop’). If you experience any problems with that please contact Valerie Bayliss at email@example.com or phone her on 0114 230 7693. We hope that as many JUHS supporters as possible will come along – we really want your input.
Following the workshops there will be very wide consultations over the winter on a draft strategy before the text is finalised ready for launch next March. You can also make an input at any time via firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com