Help Realise the Power of Heritage: Take Action!
Help ensure the future survival of England’s heritage by writing to your local MP about the value of heritage in your local constituency.
As one of The Heritage Alliance organisational members or as a reader of Heritage Update, you will be well aware of the challenges currently facing the independent heritage sector and how our heritage protection system is at crisis point.
Despite its huge contribution to the UK’s tourism industry and its ability to achieve remarkable economic and social outcomes, heritage has been subject to continued disproportionate cuts in recent years. Like the previous General Election in 2010, any incoming UK Government is likely to outline a fresh round of substantial cuts to departmental spending and public funding. It is critical that the independent heritage sector reminds both national and local political parties of the value of our heritage to help prevent future cuts.
We are therefore asking you to support our campaign by writing to your local MP/local candidates to remind them of the value of heritage in your local area. Visit The Heritage Alliance website at www.theheritagealliance.org.uk/take-action and download a draft template letter to send to your local MP.
Alongside promoting the value of our heritage, The Heritage Alliance’s manifesto is calling on all political parties to adopt specific policy measures that ensure that the protection, conservation, alongside factors contributing to the resilience and well-being of the independent heritage sector continue to be met through wider government objectives. Why not make your local MP/political parties aware of the issues affecting your organisation or local area and push for the proposed solutions? You can read more on our website at www.theheritagealliance.org.uk/manifesto
We need to make sure that your local MP/party candidates know that a living, thriving heritage is important to you, your community, and the wellbeing of the UK as a whole.
Let us know that you have written to your local MP, and we will publish the local constituencies covered on our website.