The Study Area:
The Medway Gap is a unique landscape full of fascinating and varied interpretive resources – nationally important wildlife sites, iconic Neolithic monuments and a rich industrial heritage. It lies close to two major urban areas with a large potential audience but access to this rich heritage was in need of improvement.
We worked in partnership with the Kent Downs AONB Team and Kent Wildlife Trust during the development phase, on an interpretive and community engagement plan. It was one of the supporting documents for a successful stage two £2.5m Landscape Partnership Scheme bid to the HLF.
What we did:
We produced a detailed plan to deliver interpretation and community activities across the three years of the project. Among the work we carried out were interpretive assessments of 19 sites across the study area, an audit of existing interpretation and a community consultation.
Outputs of the plan included:
– A ‘Flagship Fauna and Flora’ programme aimed at engaging communities in discovering, learning about and actively conserving key species and habitats.
– Provision of gateway sculptures and circular trails linking villages to heritage sites
– A ‘Landscape Celebration Programme’, using music and drama to engage local people with past traditions and the changing landscape
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