Saturday, 6 October 2018

Welcome funding to preserve our heritage

It’s one of Northumberland’s most iconic sites, so it’s brilliant news that Hadrian’s Wall is set to receive a lottery grant of £1.17m. A number of locations along the 89-mile wall are at risk of damage from severe weather, tourism and invasive plant species, and experts at Newcastle University will work with trained community volunteers to prevent further deterioration. Hadrian’s Wall is a World Heritage Site, and I am delighted that this funding will allow incredibly important conservation work to go ahead to preserve our local heritage.