Objectives and Activites

The objectives of the charity as set out in the Memorandum of Association are that of promoting, for the benefit of the public, the conservation and preservation of the geology, archaeology, ecology and landscape in the Creswell Crags Heritage Area and the surroundings; of taking steps to secure the removal of inappropriate development from the Creswell gorge and at other sites the Trust is seeking to enhance and preserve; to advancing public education and promote research relating to the archaeological sites in the Area and to publish the useful results of that research; of providing or assisting in the promotion of facilities for the recreation and other leisure time occupations of those living, working or resorting in the area with the object of improving their conditions of life in the interests of social welfare.

The trust has continued to support these objectives through various activities/projects under the following key themes:

Social and Economic Regeneration

The Trust continues to work with a wide range of partners on the Creswell Initiative to bring about the investment and capital improvements to the cultural and natural historical landscape of the Creswell Heritage Area. The investment and development of key cultural assets in the Heritage Area aims to bring about the social and economic regeneration of the former rural coalfield of North Nottinghamshire, North East Derbyshire and South Yorkshire by creating a climate for investment, the development of skills and employment, and assisting with innovation.

Learning, Skills and Community Capacity Building

The Trust works with a number of partners including schools, adult learning organisations, local strategic partnerships and community arts organisations  to develop an awareness and understanding of the rich and diverse cultural and natural historical landscape in the Creswell Heritage Area. This work assists in developing skills and competence, encourages sympathetic behaviour towards historical remains and sites, and helps to develop a renewed pride and sense of place, ownership and identity with the local landscape.

The Trust works with a number of partners including schools, adult learning organisations, local strategic partnerships and community arts organisations  to develop an awareness and understanding of the rich and diverse cultural and natural historical landscape in the Creswell Heritage Area. This work assists in developing skills and competence, encourages sympathetic behaviour towards historical remains and sites, and helps to develop a renewed pride and sense of place, ownership and identity with the local landscape

Conservation and Research

The Trust continues to work with English Heritage, Natural England, the Local Authorities and research organisations to develop strategies towards the conservation of the archaeology, palaeontology and natural history at Creswell Crags and at sites within the Creswell Heritage Area and the implementation of policies identified within the Creswell Crags Conservation Plan and the Creswell Limestone Strategy.

Tourism

The Trust has continued to promote and develop the Creswell Crags Site as a major visitor attraction within the sub-region and worked with other tourism partners, particularly the Destination Management Partnerships, to assist in the creation of a family friendly region through the events and activities programme. 

 


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