The Value of Heritage

Historic England is inviting members of the Canterbury Society to a free event to explore the Value of Heritage.  This will be an opportunity to examine what heritage can contribute, both to local economies and to the health and well-being of residents, and to hear how heritage can be harnessed to spark regeneration.  The event is being organised on behalf of the South East Historic Environment Forum.

Different speakers will present the latest research on the value of heritage to local economies and communities and will discuss how we can work together to make the most of the rich heritage of Kent.

Topics currently confirmed include:

  • The Value of Heritage to the local Economy : How Canterbury BID is using Heritage – Bob Jones (Canterbury BID)
  • Value of Heritage to the Local Economy (including jobs, tourism, GVA, businesses, property and construction)
  • The Value of Heritage to Tourism: Using heritage in Tourism branding – Barrie Kelly (CEO Visit Greenwich)
  • The Value of Heritage to Society: How Kent County Council is focusing on the link between health/wellbeing and heritage in their Heritage Strategy – Ben Found (Kent County Council)

The Value of Heritage:  Wednesday 3 May, 10.00 to 2.00, Cathedral Lodge, Canterbury

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