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Up on the Downs Landscape Partnership Scheme Newsletter
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We hope you had a great summer getting Up on the Downs.  Why not check out our events listing and try something new this autumn.
Up on the Downs Landscape Partnership Scheme
c/o Dover District Council
Council Offices
White Cliffs Business Park
Whitfield
Kent
CT16 3PJ

01304 872138

E-mail
uponthedowns@dover.gov.uk

Web:
www.uponthedowns.org.uk
 
The Up on the Downs Landscape Partnership Scheme is a five year Heritage Lottery Funded project involving a wide range of partners. Up on the Downs aims to work with local communities to conserve and celebrate the landscape and heritage of the Dover and Folkestone area.

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Outreach Van


Up on the Downs now have a brand new look for the scheme van designed by local artist Greg Stobbs based on workshops held in spring.  Look out for the van out and about at events in the area.  Go to our website to find out more about the Outreach Van.

Charivari Up on the Downs


Up on the Downs was delighted to support this year's Charivari which was a roaring success.  After successfully applying for a Landscape Heritage Grant, Strange Cargo worked with our team to develop six themes that reflected the work of Up on the Downs.  All of the costumes were then designed by local artists and schoolchildren that gave a flavour of our work.  These were fossils, late spider orchid, great green bush cricket, pill boxes, the Bronze Age and woodland.  Click here to find out more about the event including more great pictures of how Up on the Downs came to the streets of Folkestone by Andy Jones and the chance to go and see the costumes when they are exhibited at Samphire Hoe.

Schools Out



The first phase of our engagement project ‘Schools Out’ has now been awarded to Future Creative, a local company dedicated to creative learning. Future Creative will be working closely with secondary school staff, pupils and our partners to design and create an online resource that reflects the requirements of local schools to help them to use local landscape and heritage in their teaching. Find out more about the Schools Out project.

At the Going down of the Sun


As part of this summer's Up on the Downs events programme, we made a fitting commemoration of the centenary of the start of World War I by funding Dover Youth Theatre to perform short plays, songs and story telling accompanied by projections onto the cliffs at Samphire Hoe.  Over 600 people attended the event and Up on the Downs was very proud to have funded such a well attended evening.  Find out more about the event here.

More grants awarded


The second round of Landscape Heritage Grants were awarded last month and we are pleased to be supporting a range of interesting and varied projects in both Dover and Shepway.  Highlights include awards to the National Trust to support access improvements to the Fan Bay Deep Shelter and the excavation of sound mirrors, reptile monitoring to be carried out by the Kent Reptile and Amphibian Group and restoration of wild flower rich grassland on Roadside Nature Reserves by the Kent Wildlife Trust.  For more information on the grants awarded and how to apply take a look at the grants pages on our website.

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