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Uffington Heritage Watch carries out research into, and promotes understanding of heritage: the natural & historic environment that forms the landscape in which we live. The built environment, vernacular or formal, old or recent, urban or rural, is the most visible example of cultural heritage. But heritage includes all the expressions of how we live. Tangible, material things, and the intangible too, such as stories and sounds and spaces that have meaning to us and contribute to our sense of identity and well-being.
We are organised according to a co-operative business model. Proceeds from the enterprise will be reinvested into furthering our social and environmental mission to protect and promote understanding of heritage in Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire, and Wiltshire.
We are democratically controlled. Members have one vote, regardless of whether they hold more than the one (£1) share that they purchase on joining.
Because we are not-for-profit, we are eligible to apply for Heritage Lottery Funding for our community projects. We can also exercise community development and planning rights under the Localism Act 2011.
• We will provide you with information about local heritage
• We will listen to your views and experiences, and invite the local community to participate in heritage projects
• We will use your views and make them known, in order to influence how local Planning and Heritage services can be improved in Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire, and Wiltshire