The HEAP is due to be reviewed and refreshed, and the Forum will shortly be writing to its members, both societies, and parish and town councils to ask their assistance. Have we achieved the action points? Are the priorities appropriate? Are there other action points we should be adding? What about the orignal Vision and Aims of the document - should we revise these? We are hoping to set up a small Steerung Group to discuss the HEAP, but also to utilise the activities and knowledge of all our members to inform our review. Watch this space.
A Local List is a list of heritage assets within the District considered by the public, and council, as having a special local architectural, archaeologocal or historic interest, but which are not statutorily listed. The heritage assets incuded in the Local List are considered to be of significance to the local community and to contribute to the environmental and cultural history of the District.
The Forum is working to highlight resources for history and heritage groups in Berkshire and further afield. A list of useful resources will be included on the website and regularly updated.
There are a number of War Memorial Projects ongoing in Berkshire and further afield. The Forum is collecting information on the Parish Councils, history societies, parochial commitees and others responsible for the upkeep of War Memorials on behalf of the War Memorials Trust, which has money available to fund repairs.
Other useful websites are listed below.
The War Memorials Trust has notified us of a new project with the SmartWaterFoundation which will see Smartwater crime prevention liquid being offered to all war memorial custodians free of charge in order to deter thieves from targeting the metal on war memorials.