Coming Up!

Commercial Skills for Heritage Attractions

Historic England is offering online training in a series of 5 free webinars aimed at helping small heritage attractions and museums to recover as they re-open:

7th July - The Retail Experience

14th July - Getting the Café Offer Right

21st July – Events

28th July - Sustainable and Green Commerce

4th August - On-line Trading

Book via the speaker's website: Michael Whitworth, Heritage Commercial Consulting https://www.michaelwhitworth.org.uk/webinars


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HTVF Directors' Talks coming soon...

To launch our increased and interactive online Forum, we are delighted to announce our forthcoming series of talks by the Historic Towns and Villages Forum's Board of Directors.

These talks will be available to watch at any time, with the opportunity to join a live Q&A session (online) with each speaker on specified dates in the coming weeks. We'll publish the list of topics, speakers and Q&A dates here so that you can plan when to watch them, and book your seat in our virtual forum via Eventbrite.

Please let us know if you would like help in advance of the forum to get things correctly plugged in and turned up!

These events are free and we look forward to seeing you then...


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Temporary Pedestrian Spaces for Social Distancing in Historic Town Centres
Webinar now available to watch again...

High streets lie at the heart of our towns and cities, and are usually a cluster of heritage assets. On 11 June 2020 Historic England hosted an excellent webinar on how to go about making changes to public spaces for shoppers, workers and visitors, which will be needed to safely reopen places. There was great advice on how tackle adapting them to the current 2m social distancing restrictions for movement, waiting and pausing to talk, to encourage their use once again, whilst avoiding accidental loss or damage to our heritage.


This webinar, with Owain Lloyd James, Rob Lloyd Sweet and Craig Broadwidth, looked at the guidance and funding available for the temporary expansion of pedestrian and cyclist space in historic places, alongside blue badge parking and servicing needs, and over timescales from permanent changes, to experimental or temporary works, including play streets and tourism management measures. This event recording is now available here.


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20 Years of Saving Heritage at Risk by Historic England


20 Years of Saving Heritage at Risk by Historic England

In the meantime, watch this short film for a great reminder of what has been achieved so far, from Historic England.

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