Welcome to our first newsletter!
We’ll be sending this out every month to keep you updated on progress with the exciting £24m plans to transform the Castle. Please do get in touch with any questions or comments via our Facebook page and twitter @NottmCastleBid
Where are we now?
The project to transform Nottingham Castle received round one HLF (Heritage Lottery Fund) funding approval in May 2014. The Castle Project team is now working on the detailed proposals for final HLF approval, which will be submitted to HLF in July 2016. Project consultants were appointed earlier this year, including world-renowned exhibition designers Casson Mann and architects Purcell. We will share progress on their work in future newsletters.
Meet the Castle Project Team
Richard Hamblin – Project Director
Richard is responsible for managing the project on a day-to-day basis on behalf of the Operational Steering Group.
Cal Warren – Programme Manager
Cal manages the extensive wider programme, including stakeholder liaison, the activity plan and content development.
Faye Sadler – Project Officer
Faye supports all project activity, also leading on unique sub projects such as the development of the Conservation Management Plan.
From left to right:
Richard Hamblin: Project Director; Cal Warren: Programme Manager and Faye Sadler: Project Officer
About the Trust
The Nottingham Castle Trust, headed by trustees Ted Cantle and Heather Mayfield, is an independent, non-profit organisation with a remit to raise £3 million towards the £24 million project total. http://nottinghamcastletrust.org/
Nottingham Castle Archaeology Live! Volunteer today
Nottingham Castle will be the scene of a major archaeological dig this July. Professional archaeologists from Trent & Peak Archaeology/York Archaeological Trust will be on site to excavate an area in the Outer Bailey, near the bandstand and close to the curtain wall overlooking Castle Road. The aim of the dig is to discover evidence to help us better understand the history of life within the Castle.
We are seeking local volunteers to get involved in the first stage of the dig which will take place from 13-24 July. It is free to participate and no previous experience is required – if you are interested, please contact Laura Binns on 0115 896 7408 or email email@example.com
The second stage of the dig brings York Archaeological Trust’s “Archaeology Live!” to Nottingham Castle and takes place from 27 July to 14 August. Visitors are very welcome to come along and see what’s happening, and learn how it fits in with the transformation of the Castle. Please note normal admission applies.