(Anna Lermon from Civic Trust third from left)
The Civic Trust for Wales’s ‘Exploring your town’ manual and toolkit was a finalist in this years RTPI Cymru ‘Wales Planning Award‘. At the Awards ceremony on Friday, the Civic Trust’s work was ‘Commended’.Congratulations to all those who were finalists at this years awards:
The Civic Trust would like to say a big thank you to Abergavenny and District Civic Society, Newtown and District Civic Society and Rhiwbina Civic Society who have been involved in the project since the beginning and continue to work hard ‘Exploring their towns’. Also a big thank you to Dr Matthew Griffiths, our former Director, who is the reason the Trust is involved in characterisation. Thank you also to Judith Alfrey of Cadw who is responsible for Cadw’s characterisation work and also to the Heritage Lottery Fund for funding a one year project that led to the development of the ‘Exploring your Town’ characterisation manual and toolkit.
A particular thank you to Tony Konieczny and Dick Cole of Abergavenny Civic Society who took part in the interview process for the award. The photo (apologies for poor quality) is of Tony (left) and Dick (right), at the 2013 ‘Exploring your town’ conference, doing their best Dud and Pete impression while explaining what characterisation and ‘Exploring your town’ is all about!