Posted: Thu 4th Feb 2016

Tredegar Townscape Heritage Initiative – Enhancing And Boosting Traditional Skills

news.wales / newyddion.cymru
This article is old - Published: Thursday, Feb 4th, 2016

Members from the Communities First LIFT Project attended a one day training course in Traditional Lime Plastering Skills at Ty Mawr Lime as part of the Tredegar Townscape Heritage Initiative (THI) project, which is being led by Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council. This well attended course was held in Brecon with additional delegates from other THI Schemes in the South Wales Area. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The course was delivered by Ty Mawr Lime who are a well-established traditional skills training provider. The course is accredited by the Royal Institute of Architects (RIBA) and has a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) certification. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Mark McCrossen, the Lift Mentor for Blaenau-Gwent, stated “it was an excellent opportunity for local people to gain some skills and experience which can be used to compete for future positions in the labour market locally.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

If you are interested in attending further traditional skills training opportunities through the Tredegar THI then please supply contact details to the THI Team on 01495 353324 or email tredegarprojects@blaenau-gwent.gov.uk ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The THI Scheme is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), Welsh Government-Vibrant & Viable Places, Cadw & Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The Tredegar THI Project ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The THI is a historic building improvement Grant Scheme under the HLF Programme. The main objectives are to increase awareness of the qualities of the built heritage and to increase footfall towards the southern end of Tredegar Town Centre. The purpose is to ensure high quality, traditional repair and reinstatement by encouraging grant applications. It aims to improve the image and character of the architecture and reinforce local distinctiveness. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The THI Programme will contribute positively to the regeneration of Tredegar Town Centre which will act as a catalyst in accelerating the pace of private sector investment. This will undoubtedly augment the towns attractiveness to businesses, residents, inward investment and visitors, and enhance long term sustainability. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

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