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Heritage projects to receive cash boost

The District Council has awarded grants totalling £3,350 towards the development of heritage opportunities in West Oxfordshire.

Heritage Grants between £100 and £500 are being given to nine organisations, museums and local history groups.

Cllr Richard Langridge, West Oxfordshire District Council’s Cabinet Member for Local Economy and Communities, said: “Our Council is committed to supporting local groups that benefit residents in West Oxfordshire. Our District has a rich heritage and the groups that we are giving grants to do a great job in helping to preserve this and educate people.”

Projects to benefit from grants include:

* Bampton Community Archive and Local Studies - towards costs for exhibitions.
* Combe Mill Society - for a monitoring system which will also be utilised to engage disabled visitors who are unable to access some areas.
* Minster Lovell Experience Film Project – for further documentation of the history of Minster Lovell via family trees, oral history and a book of reminiscences.
* Chipping Norton Museum - towards running costs.
* Oxford Bus Museum Trust Ltd, Long Hanborough - purchase of 1950s uniform jackets for heritage days and for days when the free bus service operates.
* Bartons History Group – to publish the first of an annual series of village history magazines
* The Charlbury Society – conversion of two display cabinets
* North Leigh History Group – purchase of a projector to be used by their guest speakers
* West Oxfordshire Museum Centre – to reprint their leaflets.

Details of Heritage Grants available in 2011/12 will be announced early next year. Visit the Council’s website, www.westoxon.gov.uk/heritagegrants or call 01993 861080.

Posted : 09/07/2010 09:15:40

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