Monday, 5 February 2018

Funding boost for Hadrian's Wall

I am pleased to hear that Northumberland County Council is going to increase its annual contribution to Hadrian’s Wall by £10,000 to £25,000. The council co-ordinates the management of the Wall, which is a World Heritage Site, on behalf of six other local authorities along the Wall, and the money will go towards funding the role of a dedicated management plan co-ordinator, marketing and other projects. A report prepared for the council revealed that Northumberland is the county most likely to benefit from the economic, cultural and social benefits of the Wall, so this really is fantastic news for our region. Hadrian’s Wall is one of Northumberland’s most famous landmarks and I am delighted that Northumberland County Council are ensuring that it remains an important part of our culture and history for years to come.