Ramsgate Heritage Action Zone Programme Manager
The Ramsgate Heritage Action Zone (HAZ) programme is now fully underway following the appointment of Louisa Hrabowy as Programme Manager, a position which is being funded by Historic England.
The Heritage Action Zone in Ramsgate will look to achieve economic growth by using the historic environment as a catalyst.
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New Programme Manager Louisa Hrabowy, whose expertise includes delivering international development projects, has been appointed to finalise the HAZ’s Delivery Plan, co-ordinate its five-year programme, and raise awareness of the role heritage plays in supporting regeneration.
Her remit also extends to partnership working with a wide range of stakeholders to deliver projects aimed at engaging the local community with Ramsgate’s rich heritage and maritime history.
Louisa will split her time working across both the Ramsgate Town Council and Thanet District Council offices, ensuring a collaborative approach remains at the HAZ project’s core.
Louisa’s career background spans 12 years working on international development projects with the Department for International Development, which led her to postings in Brussels, Poland and South Africa. She has also worked with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on the UK Cultural Protection Fund and the Great Exhibition of the North.
Louisa also holds a Masters (Distinction) in Cultural Policy, Relations and Diplomacy from Goldsmiths University.
Hearing from Ramsgate communities
A huge thank you to the 300 plus people who completed the initial survey on Ramsgate. This is a fantastic response and really reflects the local passion for Ramsgate and a real willingness to get involved. Ramsgate had the highest response rate among all the HAZ areas so a big thank you!
On the day of the HAZ launch, many people also took the opportunity to share their ideas with us and responses on post-it notes to these questions:
- What is your favourite piece of heritage in Ramsgate?
- What would make your heritage better?
- How would you like to get involved?
If you’d like to contribute to this initial gathering of ideas then please do share your responses with us on Twitter @HE_SouthEast
What happens next?
The next step for us is to start working our way through all the responses from the initial survey. With Louisa in place, we'll begin to work on engaging further with the local communities and organisations which have already been doing great work for local heritage.
As the project continues, you can keep up to date with new developments by signing up to our e-newsletter. You can also read more on the background of the project.
There will be lots of opportunities for people to get involved throughout the project so watch this space.
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