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Wednesday, 10 April 2013

New Heritage Help Advice Portal from the JCNAS

Source: The heritage Alliance Heritage Update 250
With funding from English Heritage, the Joint Committee of the National Amenity Societies’ (JCNAS) - which includes several Alliance members - has today launched a new Heritage Help advice portal, bringing together for the first time the expertise offered by heritage organisations and offering support on saving and caring for historic assets.

The free information service is aimed at local history groups and town and parish councils facing new responsibilities for the care of their historic environment under the recent Localism Act 2011, as well as individual owners of historic properties. The site will include advice on everything from the designation of historic structures or sites to working with listed buildings and conservation areas, applying for grants and forming local groups.

Ed Vaizey, Minister for Culture, Communications and the Creative Industries, welcomed the news, saying "Heritage Help is good news. It brings together all that [specialised] knowledge, making it more accessible to local groups caring for their local historic environment and I wish it every success in the future."
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