Saturday, 31 October 2015

Great to see money and support for the Revitalising Redesdale scheme in North Numberland

I support the Revitalising Redesdale scheme, which has just been awarded a £115,700 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to develop the concept, leading to an future £1.8m bid to the HLF.
The scheme covers nearly 1,600 hectares of the valley, with measures such as helping farmers to reduce silt build up, pollution and riverbank erosion in the River Rede and 50 volunteers monitoring and tackling non-native invasive species.
Built heritage will also benefit from repairs and management plans for Scheduled Ancient Monuments and listed buildings.
Another aim will be to encourage some of the thousands pass through to become visitors with an awareness and engagement programme to tell the valley’s Borders frontier story.
Residents and land managers will receive training and new business opportunities will be developed. Full details here: