5. People Changing Places. Alison Drake

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Alison Drake, Chairman of the Castleford Heritage Trust

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5. People Changing Places. Alison Drake

  1. 1. Lol Coxhill in a skip Concept Simon Thackray. Produced by The Shed. Photo: Tony Bartholomew
  2. 2. Designers arrive
  3. 3. Community Partners •  Castleford Heritage Trust •  Castleford Riverside •  Focal Group •  Cutsyke Community Group •  Lock Lane Community •  Lock Lane Residents Association •  Sagar Street Traders •  Friends of the Green •  Castleford Town Centre •  Wilson Street Community Partnership Triangle •  Castleford Parks •  Fryston Village Group Partnership •  Friends of Fryston Wood •  GREAT Group •  Beancroft Blond Group
  4. 4. Community Champions
  5. 5. Project Partners/Funders •  Wakefield Metropolitan •  British Waterways District Council •  Waste Recycling Group •  Yorkshire Forward (WREN) •  English Partnerships •  Ibstock •  Channel 4 Television •  Big Lottery •  CABE •  Edinburgh House Estates •  Arts Council England •  Sure Start •  Coalfields Regeneration •  Scarman Trust Trust •  Heritage Lottery Fund •  Groundwork Wakefield •  Geographers Association •  Environment Agency
  6. 6. Designs on display
  7. 7. Who decides?
  8. 8. Impacts to date (since March 2003) •  10 new public realm projects created and delivered •  3 new community groups & 1 business association formed •  £100k seed grant from Channel 4 developed in to £14m capital & £3m revenue fund •  New retail, residential and cultural development plans in place for the town •  Involvement of local, national and international designers and artists •  Involvement of over 10,000 local people
  9. 9. Lol Coxhill in a skip Concept Simon Thackray. Produced by The Shed. Photo: Tony Bartholomew
  10. 10. Lol Coxhill in a skip Concept Simon Thackray. Produced by The Shed. Photo: Tony Bartholomew
  11. 11. Timeline •  March 2003: Project Start •  July 2003: First community involvement •  Autumn 2003: Design Competition •  2004: Design Development/Fund-raising/Contracting •  March 2005: First project completes •  Summer 2005: Open space projects complete •  Spring 2007: New town square opens •  Winter 2007: Bridge construction completes •  Spring 2008: Broadcast TV series
  12. 12. http://www.castlefordheritagetrust.org.uk/ www.channel4.com/castleford

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