to join nationwide Heritage Open Days scheme
is to join a nationwide Heritage Open Days scheme this September
when historic buildings in the town will be opened to the public.
Town Centre Manager Beverley Milner Simonds proposed the idea
during a meeting of the council's Town Projects Committee this
said: "Heritage Open Days are part of a national scheme that
actively encourage locals to explore their own town and bring
more visitors into the town."
hope that property owners around the town centre will consider
joining in between 8th and 11th September."
can enter and if you have a property or an idea for an event that
you feel is of particular architectural, cultural or historical
interest, I would love to hear from you."
added: "I hope that some of our iconic buildings like St
Andrews Church, Tregunter House, the old Lifeboat Building, The
Pavilion and Ritz Cinema will all take part."
event is also for domestic properties too and with so many local
history groups in Burnham-on-Sea I hope more people will discover
our hidden histories."
are some criteria to be met but the the Town Centre Manager is
on hand to help interested parties through the process.
site or event doesnt need to be big or fancy or boast of
famous connections (although those things are welcome too!) it
just needs to meet the four conditions - 1. Entrance must be free;
2. You need to offer something special: Open a site or part of
a site that isnt usually open to the public OR Offer free
entry to a usually charging site/activity; 3. You need to provide
some form of information; 4. Your opening or event needs to take
place within the Heritage Open Days dates.
is included in the free registration, the Town Centre Manager
will help to complete a risk assessment and will will also be
publicising the properties that are open.
you are interested in finding out more, check the Heritage Open
Days website: www.heritageopendays.org.uk and email Beverley at
firstname.lastname@example.org at the Town Council offices.