NEW TEAM APPOINTED TO BEGIN THE TRANSFORMATION
PROJECT MANAGER AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT OFFICER APPOINTED FOR THE RECTORY LANE CEMETERY TRANSFORMATION
Following the National Lottery Fund’s award of £907,000 for the proposed transformation of the Rectory Lane Cemetery and a successful recruitment exercise for both the Project Manager and the Community Engagement Officer, The Friends of St Peter’s are delighted to announce the following appointments.
James Moir has been appointed as part-time Project Manager. James has been involved in the Rectory Lane Cemetery Project since its inception as Convenor, having successfully managed it through the Start Up and Development Phases of the Lottery Fund process. He will be managing the two main aspects of the work. The first is to implement a programme of conservation to repair and enhance the physical fabric of the Cemetery which includes the delightful entrance gates, Memorial arch, boundary walls, Sexton’s hut and selected memorials. The second is to deliver the landscape works which include improving the pathways, installing new seating and creating a Garden of Remembrance.
Catriona (Kate) Campbell has been appointed as Community Engagement Officer part-time. Her role is to deliver an ambitious Activity Plan which includes organising Heritage Open Day events, tours and sessions for groups and schools, volunteer training as well as developing the Project’s social media and website presence. Kate, who has lived in Berkhamsted for over 25 years, joins the Project following a career which has included the roles of Client Relationship Manager and Project Coordinator with Ashridge Executive Education and Ashridge Consulting Ltd. Prior to this, she also worked with Oxfam and Amnesty International.
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About ‘The Friends of St Peter’s’
Launched in 2013 it is a Registered Charity (Registered Charity Number 1160314). The Friends encourage a wider appreciation of the church and its churchyards as a rich store of local and architectural history. They organise social and fund-raising events and act as a focus and resource for all who are interested in the continuing history of our town. The Friends provide an opportunity for individuals, families, local institutions and businesses to become involved in the care and conservation of this irreplaceable heritage.
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