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Heritage Action Zone (HAZ)

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The Heritage Action Zone in Ramsgate will look to achieve economic growth by using the historic environment as a catalyst.

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Launching the Ramsgate Heritage Action Zone

Monday 20 March saw the launch of the Ramsgate Heritage Action Zone, part of a new nationwide scheme from Historic England.

The Heritage Action Zone partnership took over 19 Harbour Street, a Grade II listed building, in the centre of town for the day and opened it up for residents, businesses and visitors to come and give their views on Ramsgate and find out more about the exciting five year project.

The building has been lovingly refurbished ready for a new business to take over in April and is a great example of heritage supporting the local economy.

Hearing from Ramsgate communities

Over 60 people attended over the day including some of the canine residents of Ramsgate! The initial partners made up of Historic England, Thanet District Council, Ramsgate Coastal Community Team, Ramsgate Town Council and The Ramsgate Society all had representatives on hand to answer questions and were joined by the Mayor of Ramsgate and many local Councillors.

Around 40 people filled out a survey to collate local views on the state of Ramsgate's heritage. Many people also took the opportunity to share their ideas with us and responses on post-it notes to these questions:
  • What is your favourite piece of heritage in Ramsgate?
  • What would make your heritage better?
  • How would you like to get involved?

If you’d like to contribute to this initial gathering of ideas then please do share your responses on our Twitter feed @HE_SouthEast

What happens next?

As the project continues you can keep up to date with all the latest developments by signing up to our e-newsletter and by reading more on the background of the project.

Applications are now being taken for the Programme Manager role to help shape and coordinate the work in Ramsgate over the next five years.

There'll be lots more opportunities for people to get involved throughout the project so watch this space.
Written by:
Historic England