Nominate your local treasures

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Bicester remembrance.War memorial.'091108M-C149

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Bicester residents are being asked to nominate historic buildings they think are worthy of protection and special recognition.

Ordinary members of the public, as well as professional experts, are being asked to take part in training sessions to find out how they can nominate their favourite local man-made objects as ‘heritage assets’.

Items such as buildings, walls and monuments can then be included in the Local Heritage Assets register, once known as the Local List.

District councils are being asked by central government to put together their own local registers.

Councillor George Reynolds, deputy leader of Cherwell District Council, said: “Across the district there are various assets which hold significant importance to the local community and it is important they are recognised to help preserve and protected them accordingly.

“Cherwell has been asked to compile this register in accordance with national policy but who better to suggest areas of preservation than those people who live and work in the district and who know their local area better than anyone.”

He said the workshops will explain the process involved in suggesting items which could become a Local Heritage Asset.

Two workshops will be held on Thursday, September 12, with the first starting at 2.30pm and the second at 6.30pm. For details, contact council staff on 01295 227006 or email design.conservation@cherwell-dc.gov.uk.