Ouse Washes LP Projects: Our delivery schedule

LogosA little while back we have given an overview of the projects we are delivering as part of the Ouse Washes Landscape Partnership scheme.

NEW: Project Timeline

We have now also created an overview of the expected outputs of all 25 projects within the OWLP scheme, showing what will be delivered during each of the coming 12 quarters, until March 2017.

This project timeline can be found in our Resources section and can also be downloaded here: Timeline OWLP Projects Overview_June 2014

 

Project Locations

The below map gives some indication as to where the various projects will be carried out. the green dots on the map, however, only show those projects which are very location-specific. Beyond these, some projects will be happening in a variety of places and have not been shown on this map. Nevertheless, it shows that we endeavour to deliver something in each part of the OWLP area, to ensure that everybody will have a chance to get involved in his exciting scheme.

OWLP Project locations

Locations where a selection of the 25 projects will be delivered, across the length and breadth of the OWLP landscape area. Map © Crown Copyright and database rights 2013 Cambridgeshire County Council Ordnance Survey License 100023205.

 

Projects & their Aims

The below project overviews each tell a slightly different story of what the OWLP partnership is trying to achieve over the next three years:

OWLP projects and HLF Programmes overview

The 25 OWLP projects against the HLF budget allocation and three delivery years of the scheme. Note: ‘A’ = Conservation work; ‘B’ = Community Participation; ‘C’ = Learning & Access promotion; ‘D’ = Skills training provision

 

  •  The 25 OWLP projects against our Strategic Aims and Objectives (click on table for better view):Capture 4
  • The 25 OWLP Projects against our five Themes (click on table for better view):
The 25 OWLP projects set against the four HLF programmes and the five main Themes for the scheme.

The 25 OWLP projects set against the four HLF programmes and the five main Themes for the scheme.

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What next?

All our project delivery partners are busy getting ready for delivery of their projects, with some projects already doing so. See this previous post for some of the things that can be expected over the next few months.

 

Related posts and pages:

 

Volunteering for the Ouse Washes LP

Heritage Lottery Fund

I have been working on the Ouse Washes Landscape Partnership Scheme for two weeks now as a summer placement volunteer. My main role has been working on the community consultations to find out what you know about the area and how it is used by both locals and visitors. We are already beginning to see some trends and it will be interesting to see whether they continue as we visit more local communities. If you would like to be involved then we have an online survey that can be found at;

Here are some of the quotes that we have so far:

‘’On a day like this it is lovely, in the winter it is dismal and grey’’

‘’It is good for walking and clears my head’’

‘’Not much of a view I am afraid’’

’Public transport is not just poor it is non-existent’’

‘’I think it is unique but it would be far better if people knew about it and opening it up would attract more people’’

‘’The birds are lovely to see and my children love spotting the bugs and lizards.  It’s great to be able to walk for a few minutes from my house and I’m in the countryside’’

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How do you use the Ouse Washes landscape? Fill in the survey and let us know. Image by Pete Johnstone for Cambridgeshire ACRE.

What do you think?

We would really like to know what you know about the Ouse Washes area and how you use it, and just as importantly how you would like to use it in the future. Here’s the link again to the online survey:

http://www.smart-survey.co.uk/s/81251HOSCT

During the delivery phase there will be lots of exciting projects that you can get involved with that will enhance the area, its communities and help to highlight and conserve its unique heritage.

Hidden heritage

One of the themes of the project is ‘Hidden Heritage’, we would like to know of any local ‘gems’ that you know of that you think others would be interested in. It may be the stories of someone who has lived in the area for a long time or a landscape feature that has a local story, or anything that you think is interesting. Let us know.

I am looking forward to meeting more of you out in the local communities and to hear your stories and views on the area.

Pete

Proudly Presenting: Our Themes!

Heritage Lottery FundWe have just finalised our themes for the Ouse Washes Landscape Partnership scheme. As you can imagine, quite a bit of brainstorming and discussion have gone into producing this, but – following recent approval of the final draft by the Project Board – we are now able to show everybody the themes that will be guiding our work.

Why do we need themes? From the start, it was clear that all partners felt that we needed themes to help focus everybody on what we want to achieve. It is, in fact, a logical development from our vision and strategic aims and objectives for the scheme.

As the landscape of the Ouse Washes LP area is far less known, understood and appreciated than other landscapes in the region – as set out in this previous post -, it was thought that the themes would also provide the partnership with an important tool to tell the ‘stories’ of this landscape, and help getting people to understand what this landscape is about.

The themes will:

  • Help our partners to develop their projects in more details;
  • Guide the way we will promote and deliver events throughout the scheme;
  • Help communities to find ways of engaging with the landscape’s heritage through the scheme’s projects and events;
  • Guide the way we want to promote the landscape and its heritage;
  • Help in the development towards a clear legacy for the landscape.

We are very curious to hear from you, our audience, what you think about our themes; do let me know. Ok, here they are, our 5 themes:

Themes

More details are provided in the below PowerPoint file, setting out: our five themes, with further explanation given, as well as a range of example subjects we feel could fall under each of the themes:

Themes PP_May 2013