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Three Rivers District Council celebrates £8.8k National Lottery grant with its residents

06th February 2017

Free activities will be on offer for families and people of all ages again at a heritage day this year, taking place on Saturday 6 May 2017 between 11am and 3pm in Leavesden Country Park.

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Organised by the Leisure Team and with funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), history societies, archives services, visual artists and volunteers will continue exploring the rich heritage of Abbots Langley, Bedmond and Leavesden with the community through display stands, a ‘Living History’ guided walk through the park with costumed characters and performances from local school children, as well as art activities in celebration of Voluntary Arts Week. www.voluntaryartsweek.org  

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It’ll also be an opportunity to showcase work created throughout the ‘Handmade Heritage’ project, which will see a number of local primary schools and adult community groups participate in a variety of factual and creative activities run by the local heritage experts and artists, over the coming months. This will encourage visitors on the day to learn more about the local heritage and listen to other’s stories.

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The £8,800 funding, made possible by National Lottery players, will cover this valuable project work, the heritage day in May and a legacy celebration event in the Henderson Hub later in the summer, forming a whole package that the community can engage with.

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Councillor Lloyd, Lead Member of Leisure, said: “The Handmade Heritage project will celebrate the rich heritage of the area and give recognition to the important social history of Leavesden. The event will also be an informative day for local families and people, providing a chance for people to learn about where they live. I am grateful to the HLF for supporting this project.”

Robyn Llewellyn, Head of the Heritage Lottery Fund East of England, said: “Three Rivers is currently an area where we are working closely with groups, providing support to develop strong applications for National Lottery funding and so we’re especially pleased to support this project, thanks to money raised by National Lottery players, and look forward to seeing the benefits, discoveries and opportunities it has for communities to delve in to their local heritage.”