The Townscape Heritage Initiative was launched at The Mill, Millstone Lane by City Mayor, Sir Peter Soulsby on 14th May 2015. Leicester Civic Society members were out in force and our chairman, Stuart Bailey, gave guided walks at 1.00pm and 4.00pm that were extremely well attended.
The Civic Society exhibition stand was on prominent display as were exhibitions by De Montfort University and Leicester University. A local artist created a superb wall mural and the enthusiastic staff of Case Wine, Millstone Lane, provided high quality catering for Sir Peter and his guests.
Leicester Civic Society was an active member of the Greyfriars THI Project Board, helping to make Greyfriars an attractive place to live, work and visit.
What is the Greyfriars THI?
The THI is a £1.5M five-year heritage led regeneration programme, jointly funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and Leicester City Council. The aim is to ensure the long-term sustainability of the area by preserving, restoring and enhancing its architectural and cultural heritage.
The initiative has identified some of the most important historic buildings in the area to the south of Leicester Cathedral and awarded grants to help pay for repair and restoration.
Who is Involved?
Leicester City Council is working alongside a number of local organisations including the University of Leicester, De Montfort University, Leicester Cathedral, Leicester College and Leicester Civic Society.
Greyfriars Townscape Heritage Initiative Online Archive
An archive of the project, restoration, and activity around the Leicester Greyfriars Townscape Heritage Initiative can be found at https://www.greyfriarsheritage.org.uk/