THE PROJECT

Illustration by Joanne Wong

STAGE ONE

Stage 1 of the project was completed in 2018 with funding from The National Lottery Heritage Fund

The main objectives of stage 1 were to:

  • Investigate what structural repairs were required to stabilise the buildings.

  • Carry out a community archaeological dig.

  • Determine if there was public interest in Jane Pit and this project.

  • Gather information from and involve the community.

STAGE TWO

Stage 2 of the project was submitted for funding to The National Lottery Heritage Fund in March 2019. 

Proposals included:

  • Carry out essential repairs to the buildings to stabilise for future years.

  • Install 4 information panels with historical information on.

  • Add a path around the buildings making the site accessible for everyone.

  • Install a seating area.

  • Create a landscaping plan to include tree, shrub and wild flower planting

  • Carry out a second community archaeological dig, with slightly different trench locations from the first dig.

STAGE THREE

As our stage 2 bid was unsuccessful, we have been looking at alternative options.

We held a public meeting on 29th october 2019, which was attended by 32 people.

The meeting was very positive and a number of people signed up to join a group who would be responsible for driving the project forward.

The first meeting of this group was very positive and it was agreed that the Workington Heritage Group would take this project forward, working alongside Workington Town Council. 

 

At present, applications for funding this project are on hold due to the current COVID-19 situation.  

For our stage two submission to the National Lottery Heritage Fund we supplied a variety of supporting documents to support our bid.  You can download and view some of these documents below.  If you have any questions at all then feel free to e-mail us at office@workingtontowncouncil.gov.uk.

Workington Town Council
office@workingtontowncouncil.gov.uk

01900 702986

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