How can I become involved?
- Join the Chatham World Heritage Partnership, to receive e-mail updates, and invites to Partnership meetings Everyone is welcome – it’s a chance for anyone with an interest in the site to find out more, and have their say.
- Two “Friends” groups support the creation and running of the Great Lines Heritage Park. “Friends of the Admiral’s Gardens” support the Lower Lines Park, and meet every six weeks at Mid Kent College. To find out more, e-mail the group’s secretary, Adam Price or visit www.foag.org.uk. “Friends of Great Lines Heritage Park” represent the whole of the park, and meet quarterly, at various locations within walking distance of the park. To find out more, join the group’s Facebook page (“Friends of Great Lines Heritage Park”), or visit www.foglhp.org.uk.
- Post your message of support, or contribute to the people’s story of Chatham’s World Heritage in our Guest Book. Did you work at the Dockyard? Do you remember a relative’s tales of a Dockyard apprenticeship? Did you attend a ship’s launch? Would you like to trace old colleagues? Have you had a fascinating day out at the Fort? If so, we’d love to hear from you.
- Many sites welcome volunteers. This often requires no special skills, and is an excellent way of appreciating heritage. You can make a valuable contribution with just a few spare hours a month. Chatham Dockyard and Fort Amherst have a range of volunteer opportunities, from grass-cutting and grounds maintenance, to tour guiding, and events assistance, and even becoming a Trustee. Find out more at www.fortamherst.com and www.chdt.org.uk,
- Got a great idea for a project, and have some time on your hands? Why not think about applying to the Chatham World Heritage Partnership Fund? The fund is currently closed, but we plan to support further projects in 2013.
- The Brompton Village Association helps promote, enhance and celebrate historic Brompton Village. The group welcomes interested residents with any nature of interest in their community, including organising and taking part in community social and sporting events, and promoting an immaculate village environment.
- Are you a local business that would like to join our growing list of private sector supporters by sponsoring the World Heritage Partnership – or other aspects of project work? Please contact us for an informal discussion.
- The Brompton Research Study Group leads on two projects, one linked to census investigations at the end of the 19th century, and the other linked to capturing oral histories from Brompton residents of the 1930s – 1950s. If you would like to join in or find out more, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Finally, if there are other ways you would like to become involved, please let us know. We always look forward to hearing from you.