Our aims and aspirations are;
To raise awareness at all levels of the importance of these lands and seek their preservation for future generations by way of road shows, school visits, local interest groups, etc.
To have the lands and rivers seen as an entity and to ensure that all future proposals for these areas are viewed in a wider context.
To communicate the views of the members and liaise with the Local Council and other bodies accordingly with a strong voice representing an informed community.
To help prioritise issues and projects, and to support funding where appropriate as funding bids are likely to be more successful with community support.
To keep members informed of relevant issues and seek feedback.
To work with others to seek the establishment of a wider Tees Heritage Park covering the whole of the lower Tees Valley
Further grants to sustain and develop community involvement in the project have been achieved, totalling £70,000, which will enable a variety of walks and events to be sponsored through 2013. Leaflets are being produced to provide additional information about trails and heritage/landscape features within the Park area. Information on walks and events will be updated in the events section of this site.
This funding has also enabled an independent evaluation report to be prepared, which will also be used in the preparation for a “business plan” to maintain Phase 1 and look practical and sustainable ways of protecting and to enhancing the whole of the Heritage Park area