May I express gratitude on behalf of the organisations and individuals who made such a fantastic contribution to the programme for Heritage Open Days in the Forest of Dean over the weekend 12th to 15th September.
Thanks to them it was possible for the Coleford Area Partnership to arrange for 26 venues, walks and talk to be available. Some of these provided more than one opportunity for participants.
The Partnership has to rely on the goodwill of others to be able to bring this programme to fruition. Many hours are spent making contact with people and organisations before we are able to let the central people at Heritage Open Days know what the programme for the Forest of Dean will be. We have to do this prior to 1st May each year in order to ensure that we obtain the necessary cover and national publicity.
In 2014 we will be making particular reference to the period around the First World War and looking for opportunities to highlight the effect of that on our local communities.
If you would like to know more, or even become involved in the future we would be very pleased to hear from you. Contact can be made by telephone to 01594 836469 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.