Heritage Trail Grant

Following the success of the pilot Town Trail booklet, in June 2016 it was decided to prepare a bid for a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund in order to develop a Heritage Trail for Rochford. A grant of £10,000 was approved in November 2016 in order to develop the Rochford Heritage Trail along 4 aspects: Trail Brochure, Guided Tours, Mobile App and Website Pages

A project team was formed and commenced work in January 2017. We plan to develop the Heritage Trail brochure, tours, mobile app and webpages for a late Spring launch community event, where we will share experience, celebrate local heritage and offer usage training on the App and webpages.

The launch will be followed by 3-4 months of project activity, including guided tours, Heritage Mornings and further training. Monitoring and feedback collected during this time will be used to analyse the success of the project in September 2017.

We currently plan to have displays within the Parish Council, District Council and other locations to share the information gathered and how the ‘Heritage Trail’ was compiled.

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