This is a busy time for HTF and for the heritage sector in general – with the Comprehensive Spending Review, the DCMS Business Plan, Local Enterprise Partnerships, the Regional Growth Fund, and the imminent Localism Bill all likely to affect the way we operate, there’s no time for a seasonal wind-down – it’s time to be vigilant and to start planning for the New Year by prioritising the key issues for our membership. Cuts across the sector have been more severe than expected, and we will need to find new ways to deliver on our reputation for valued work, while continuing to increase our engagement with the various agenda that impact Historic Towns.
Regardless of how funding is affected we must remain positive, innovative and active – we are a passionate organisation of heritage advocates. Let us look towards an enterprising future that can only benefit how we promote and protect our heritage.
Noël James, Director, HTF