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Successful funding for “The Ash Project”

Combining a major new commission by acclaimed artists Ackroyd and Harvey with a community engement project and plans for landscape restoration in the face of Chalara Ash Dieback, The Ash Project has exciting times ahead.

Research and development has only just begun for the ambitious new project but this 2 year endevour is set to be the start of something big.

The project has been conceived and developed by the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Unit. The Ash Project is funded by the Arts Council England, the Heritage Lottery Fund and Kent County Council and will be a partnership supported by the Forestry Commission, the Woodland Trust Charter for Trees, University of Kent, Creative Foundation, Folkestone Triennial, Whitstable Biennale and the Turner Contemporary among others.

Further Information

For more information about the Ash Project  check this out.

For advice on dealing with Chalara Ash Dieback on woodland in SSSI's NE_FC_Ash_dieback_SSSI_management_advice_April_2015.pdf

Interested in getting involved - contact the project lead;

Project Manager: Madeleine Hodge

Email: Madeleine.hodge@kentdowns.org.uk

Phone: 01303 815170

Announcements

Successful funding for “The Ash Project”

The Ash Project, a Heritage Lottery and Arts Council bid for a project to create and curate a cultural response to the devastating effects of Chalara Ash Dieback has been successful. Access the information.

Kent Downs AONB Newsletter

Keep up to date with the work of the Kent Downs AONB Unit Access the information.

Kent Downs AONB Landscape Education Website

Discover a sense of place and knowledge of locality through fun, multi-curricular outdoor activities. Access the information.

Kent Downs AONB Management Plan 2014 - 2019

The Kent Downs AONB Unit are pleased to announce that the Kent Downs AONB Management Plan 2014 - 2019 has been adopted by all the Local Authorities with land in the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Access the information.