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Heritage Fund Project Update

by Rachael Waites SSDC Countryside Manager

In March 2020 Ham Hill Country Park secured initial support and development funding of £98,000 from The National Lottery Heritage Fund to take forward plans for a £1.6 million project that will help to conserve and protect Ham Hill for the future. The project entitled “Uncovering Ham Hill’s Past for its Future” seeks to make the site better for visitors, improve habitats for wildlife, conserve archaeological features and increase volunteer and staff numbers.

Despite various delays due to COVID-19, the project is progressing, and SSDC hopes to be able to carry out some trial activities and events face to face from April 12th which will help to shape what we deliver at Ham Hill in the future. SSDC is also consulting with all of its visitors and stakeholders during the late spring and summer on its plans to make Ham Hill better for visitors, better for wildlife, conserve archaeological features and be more sustainable for the future.

SSDC will be working closely with the Friends of Ham Hill as the project develops to ensure that the community has a voice and input into the activities and management of Ham Hill and to secure additional match funding for various aspects of the Heritage Fund project.

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