Council puts out a call for history buffs

Dudley Council is looking for individuals interested in the history and heritage of the borough who would like to receive free training to join a volunteering initiative.

Successful individuals will be fully equipped to provide important information at heritage events and activities and will be provided with the opportunity to assist other local groups. Councillor Ian Kettle, cabinet member for planning and economic development, said:

“This is a great chance for anyone interested in local history and our townscape heritage, particularly as Dudley is proud of being the historic capital of the Black Country.  Volunteers will be able to get involved in initiatives like heritage open days, a celebration of all the Black Country has to offer, passing on their own knowledge to attendees.

“By volunteering in this scheme individuals will be able to learn about our buildings’ hidden history, and enjoy a new, life enhancing hobby.  I would recommend anyone interested in the training get in touch with us as soon as possible as spaces are limited.”

This project forms part of the Townscape Heritage Scheme, whose aim is to increase visits to the borough’s town centre and its attractions.

Anyone interested in the scheme should email to find out more.


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