Community Rights and Heritage

Heritage is about what we value from our past – what we decide to keep, to conserve, to re-use, to share and to celebrate. It’s about memories, cultures and ways of life as well as places, buildings and objects. Everybody has their own idea about what they value from the past and what people value reflects the different identities that people have.

The heritage assets of a place – its buildings, historic parks, museums and libraries, as well as its long-established business, shops and pubs – are all valued community assets that people want to protect, keep and use. Community Rights make it easier to make sure that valued local heritage is protected, continues to exist, and benefits communities.

Find out how you can join the thousands of communities who are using Community Rights to celebrate and safeguard their heritage assets with this new resource by the Department for Communities and Local Government, Heritage Lottery Fund, Historic England, Locality,The Architectural Heritage Fund, Civic Voice and Groundwork.

Community Rights and Heritage (623.8KB pdf)

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