Ledbury Places Partners

Ledbury Places is made up of a group of organisations. Representatives from these organisations are working together to steer the project.

Ledbury & District Civic Society is the project's lead partner and is working with organisations including Ledbury Town Council, Herefordshire Council, Ledbury Area Development Trust and the Barrett Browning Institute trustees.


Involved in the day-to-day running and management of Ledbury Places are the following people:

  • Ledbury & District Civic Society: Alex Clive and Mary Cooper
  • Ledbury Town Council: Mayor Terry Widdows, Cllr Bob Barnes, Cllr Alan Conway, Cllr Martin Eager
  • Barrett Browning Institute: Ian Stainburn
  • Herefordshire Council
    • Asset Management: Tony Featherstone and Patrick Bodenham
    • Grants and Funding Advisors: Dave Tristram and Hannah McSherry
  • Ledbury & Area Development Trust: Stuart Houghton and Karen Davis

We also have the expertise of two locality advisors – Ian Lush of the Architectural Heritage Fund and David Trevis-Smith of the UK Association of Preservation Trusts.

Funding and support

The project has funding from the Architectural Heritage Fund, Locality’s My Community Rights via Social Investment Business Group and support from specialists such as Purcell.

The AHF (Architectural Heritage Fund) is a registered charity and company limited by guarantee that promotes the conservation and sustainable re-use of historic buildings at risk for the benefit of the public. The AHF’s lending resources derive from government grants, donations and accumulated surplus of income over expenditure. AHF grant programmes are financed by interest on loans and bank deposits and grant-aid from English Heritage, Historic Scotland, Cadw and the Northern Ireland Environment Agency.

My Community Rights is the online hub and advice service run by Locality which helps communities to use the Community Rights. £30m of grants made available by DCLG through The Social Investment Business support the community ownership and management of buildings and land, and the running of local services.

Purcell’s team of architects, heritage consultants and surveyors share a passion for the thoughtfully designed evolution of buildings, places and communities.

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