Picture perfect for Winchester Future 50

Volunteers put their camera skills to the test as part of a project designed to help protect Winchester’s rich heritage.

The Winchester Future 50 photographic project is aiding Winchester City Council’s Historic Environment team in producing conservation area management plans.

The day saw a group of 12 volunteers taking pictures of a variety of interesting buildings in the St Giles Hill and the walled town character areas of the city.

Portfolio Holder for Built Environment and Winchester Future 50 heritage champion, Cllr Caroline Brook, said:

“This exciting project helps protect and enhance the district’s rich heritage now and into the future.

“It is great to see so many volunteers taking part and demonstrating passion and enthusiasm, so these areas are well managed for decades to come.  

“The information and pictures are vital to this project and I thank the volunteers for all of their contributions.”

The event follows a volunteer training day run by Historic England, where the volunteers were put through their paces on how to identify non-designated heritage assets.

This day was part of a series of surveys being carried out by volunteers from The City of Winchester Trust, Winchester University and Winchester College to help identify all the special items that go to make up conservation areas - the first step in working out how to better manage these important areas.

To find out more about the Winchester Future 50 Project visit http://www.winchester.gov.uk/historic-environment/winchester-future-50