A few days ago Historic England announced the High Streets Heritage Action Zones programme. This is designed to secure lasting improvements to historic high streets for the communities who use them. How will it work? A not-for-profit organisation (e.g. the local authority or a charitable trust) can apply for a grant of between £250,000 and … Continue reading High streets heritage action zones
We are getting a good response to our shop front survey and some interesting results are starting to emerge. But before we share them we would like to get a more representative range of views from residents who aren’t a member of the the Civic Society, and from visitors. Resident? Visitor? ACS member or not? … Continue reading Shop front survey
Unfortunately it has been neccesary to cancel the planned event on 22nd May. Our next meeting is a talk by Fiona White on the Tunnels of Alnwick. Secret underground passages play an important part in legend and folklore. So there is widespread interest in the reality. When we had to postpone this last year it … Continue reading Tunnels of Alnwick
We greatly enjoyed meeting members of the <Charles Close Society> who were in Alnwick for their Annual General Meeting at the weekend. Two groups of their members joined members of Alnwick Civic Society for guided walks around the less well-known gems in our historic town. We couldn’t have asked for better weather, or better company.
“There can be few laws in England that are so widely ignored and abused as the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990, section 7, relating to receiving listed building consent for works which affect the character of a listed building“. <here> The IHBC Conservation Wiki considers how Listed Building Consent might be reformed. … Continue reading Listed Building Consent
Is advertising getting out of hand?
The local transport plan for 2019/20 is published <here>. It covers schemes worth £18,591,500 in total. There are some county-wide initiatives that might have an impact locally, but we have spotted the following items specifically for Alnwick. Have we missed anything? Improve pedestrian access routes acros s the cobbles (£20,000) Continue design and consultation on … Continue reading Local Transport Plan 2019-20