Taken from www.bathnes.gov.uk/latestnews

The Bathscape Landscape Partnership Scheme is now officially underway with staff in post to start developing this exciting and broad ranging partnership project.

Awarded a Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) development grant, Bathscape aims to connect people and communities with Bath’s unique landscape, guided by a partnership of local organisations.

Over the next few months Development Manager Dan Merrett and Community and Access Officer Lucy Bartlett will be out and about discussing Bathscape projects with residents and potential delivery partners to draw up a detailed delivery plan to submit to the Heritage Lottery Fund in June 2018. 

“We are really excited to develop the wide range of projects that the Bathscape Partnership has outlined. There will be plenty of opportunities for residents to get involved in shaping the projects. We particularly want to overcome some of the barriers to accessing the countryside. Through Bathscape we are looking to increase people’s knowledge of what the landscape offers, provide information on its heritage and wildlife and improve access to it, as well as offering a range of activities to enjoy and care for  the landscape,” said Dan Merrett.

Whilst the ‘on the ground’ activity will take place 2018 – 2023 , subject to HLF approval of the Round 2 HLF application, there will be pilots to test ideas during 2017/2018. These include Nature Watch sessions, an outdoor learning site, and a Bathscape Walking Festival that will take place from Saturday 16 to Sunday 24 September 2017.

Information and updates will be posted on www.bathscape.co.uk.  A summary of the projects in the Bathscape Landscape Partnership programme is available here. Follow on Twitter @bathscape

You can contact the Bathscape team via email info@bathscape.co.uk   or come and meet them at one of the public events they will be attending including World Heritage Day on Sunday 23 April, and Festival of Nature on Sunday 25 June, both in Parade Gardens, Bath

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