Land of the Fanns

Projects

The Landscape Partnership is working on a 5-year project plan made up of 4 programmes.

Programme A: restoring and reconnecting the Land of the Fanns

A1.1 Landscape Management Plan To co-ordinate landscape management efforts across the Land of the Fanns through better partnership working between public and private landowners, uplifting farmland through Countryside Stewardship and supporting landscape-focussed social enterprise
A1.2 Community Tree Nursery To develop a community tree nursery on a not-for-profit commercial basis providing genetically diverse stock for sale within the Land of the Fanns
A2.1 Woodland, Grassland and Hedgerows To restore 60 hectares of woodland, grassland and hedgerows across the Land of the Fanns and link these to Countryside Stewardship
A2.2 Restoring Low Nutrient Habitat To restore remnants of low nutrient habitats, which have almost vanished from the landscape
A2.3 Rediscovering the Lost Fens To highlight and interpret the lost 'Fann' landscape through access and restoration work
A2.4 Micro landscapes To establish and maintain management regimes on brownfield sites for invertebrates, creating opportunities to appreciate industrial habitats within the Land of the Fanns
A3.1 River Catchments To improve the rivers – Rom/Beam, Ingrebourne and Mardyke – of the Land of the Fanns
A3.2 Connecting Historic Landscapes To improve access and understanding at two strategic historic landscapes (Belhus and Thorndon) within the Land of the Fanns
A4.1 Environment Skills and Training To provide people with the skills needed to restore, understand and promote natural heritage within the landscape

Programme B: understanding the Land of the Fanns

B1.1 Land of the Fanns Publication To produce a publication that brings together the history and stories of the Land of the Fanns area
B2.1 Designed Landscapes To identify and record the changes in the Land of the Fanns landscape over time to build understanding and appreciation of its significance
B2.2 Community Mapping To record heritage places and stories valued by communities to strengthen cultural identity and place-making in the Land of the Fanns
B3.1 Community Archaeology To enable people to engage with the archaeological history of the Land of the Fanns within the landscape and along the Thames
B3.2 Travelling archaeological Exhibitions To raise awareness and understanding of the archaeology across the Land of the Fanns.
B4.1 Interpreting the Fanns To raise awareness and understanding of the landscape through physical signage and interpretation at strategic locations across the Land of the Fanns
B5.1 Heritage Skills and Training To provide people with the skills needed to restore, understand and promote built, archaeological and cultural heritage within the landscape

Programme C: attachment to the Land of the Fanns

C1.1 Digital Heritage To develop an app or equivalent that collates information from Land of the Fanns projects and enables access via smartphone.
C1.2 Promoting the Land of the Fanns To promote and celebrate the Land of the Fanns through a dynamic website and digital marketing, co-ordination of marketing at 'hub' sites and audience-generated content
C2.1 School Programme To support teachers and young people to use the landscape in education through a Land of the Fanns education resource and a potential Forest School as legacy
C2.2 Volunteer Co-ordination To co-ordinate existing heritage and environment volunteering opportunities across the landscape in support of the Scheme aims
C2.3 Community Action Budget To fund a suite of local community projects that complement the delivery of the Landscape Partnership Scheme
C3.1 Landscape Champions of Tomorrow To develop the landscape champions of the future by training volunteers and partners to support project delivery and secure the programme legacy
C3.2 Apprentice Scheme To develop the skills and experience of 2 local young people through formal apprenticeships during the life of the Landscape Partnership Scheme

Programme D: enjoying the Land of the Fanns

D1.1 Walking the Fanns To enable access to the Land of the Fanns though targeted path improvements and a walking programme
D2.1 Land of the Fanns Conferences To bring together partners, groups and individuals from across the landscape area for an annual celebration of the Land of the Fanns
D2.2 Arts Festival To develop an art trail/festival that celebrates the Land of the Fanns

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