Evidence gathering volunteers needed
The Cotswold Canals Restoration Partnership is preparing a funding bid for the next phase of the restoration, Saul to Stonehouse. The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) requires the partnership to provide evidence of public opinion and lessons learnt on the first phase of the restoration between Stonehouse and Ham Mill near Brimscombe (Phase 1A).
If the answer to these questions is ‘Yes’ then please read on…
The value of evaluation
Completing the restoration of the Cotswold Canals between The Ocean in Stonehouse and Ham Mill near Brimscombe (Phase 1A) is only a few months away. Evaluating the Phase 1A restoration and presenting that evidence to the Heritage Lottery Fund is a key part of preparing the funding bid for the next phase, Saul to Stonehouse (Phase 1B).
Finding out what the people think
Part of this evaluation is finding out and recording what people think about the restoration work to date. Volunteers will use a questionnaire to ask people about their use of the tow path and canal and what they think about the canal restoration so far.
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The value of volunteers
We need a group of canal-side interviewers to talk to as many people as possible during, and immediately after, the early May Bank Holiday weekend. Noting people’s views for The Heritage Lottery Fund assessors will be an immensely valuable process.
You could play a part in securing millions of pounds!
Teams of two
The volunteers will work in teams of two at six canal-side locations.
There will be a two hour training session at Brimscombe Port on the afternoon of Friday 1st May.
How to join the group
If you can join the interviewing group and play a part in applying for millions of pounds please contact Val Kirby as soon as you can. Closing date Monday 20th April.
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