Heritage Trail

Aim: To promote Congleton’s rich heritage and encourage visitor number growth not only by local people but getting the word out nationally. 

Objective.

To promote Congleton’s rich heritage and encourage visitor number growth not only by local people but getting the word out nationally. Town centres need to evolve into social destinations this project should play an important part in helping Congleton make that step change.

Early stages, a small project team (Partnership / Museum) is working on a list of prospective sites. Will look at various elements, Maps, Leaflets, Apps and linkage to Websites. Possibly look to site an Heritage Map back to back with the Town Centre signage. Small budget has been agreed but will need to be assessed as the project develops.

Tim McCloud (TMC) presented initial ideas to Partnership Executive June 2016, will work on a scoping exercise to identify what can be done, how to define success etc. Present interim feedback to P&F Committee 26th July, final report to AGM Sept/Oct. Budget allocated to this initial project £2500.

Scoping results presented back to The Partnership 18.10.16. , opened up so exciting areas. TMC to carry out further work on the project themselves will keep The Partnership updated on development.

The chosen route was that of a Heritage Trail

Possible investigate town WIFI scheme. Cllr D.Brown to report back on this.

Look at the opportunity to pilot one of the APP’s (Heritage)

 

Look at a shorter timescale (less than 3 years) and cost implications, with a built-in review option.

May look at various other APP options (Google Map / Town APPs etc), see how they compare.

Oct 2018 J.MacArthur to analyse results of the recent Heritage trail activity to see if it is worth extending.

 
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