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Archive of: 2016

Market Place: Here's What You Said

Posted on 14 December 2016

We have consulted the people of Prescot over the summer about Market Place: what do people want to see happen to this empty public open space? My summary, plus links to the actual report of the findings are in this blog post.

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Seasonal Sensations

Posted on 06 December 2016

An update from Lyndsey-Jane Kevan, THI Skills Co-ordintator on the training, events and activities that have been delivered in Prescot by the THI over the last few months. Lots of photos!

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#OurDay - A day in the life of a Historic Environment Intern

Posted on 15 November 2016

GUESTBLOG: Hannah Sharp, our Historic Environment Intern takes on the #OurDay local government ‘Tweetathon’ in her second blog post.

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Books, Drugs and Sausage Rolls: A History of 44 Eccleston Street

Posted on 27 October 2016

The THI-funded repair and restoration of 44 Eccleston Street is underway! As is now-customary on the THI Blog, here is an account of the building’s historical interest.

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GUESTBLOG: Hannah Sharp, Historic Environment Intern

Posted on 11 October 2016

GUESTBLOG: Hannah Sharp, our third Historic Environment Intern, shares her experiences working with us here at THI / Conservation HQ for the last few months.

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Two Partnership Board Meetings, Three Building Projects

Posted on 19 September 2016

While so far this year we’ve had four THI project buildings complete, Atherton Street public realm complete and several successful events, performances and training days, work continues ‘behind the scenes’ to make the big things happen.

Work ‘behind the scenes’ includes our two most recent Partnership Board meetings: one on 1 August 2016 and the other on 21 September 2016. What happened at these meetings? Read on…

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Pots, History and Continual Professional Development

Posted on 05 September 2016

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Market Place – Last Chance to Share Your Ideas! 9:30-3:30 Saturday 3rd September 2016, Prescot Shopping Centre

Market Place – Last Chance to Share Your Ideas! 9:30-3:30 Saturday 3rd September 2016, Prescot Shopping Centre

Posted on 17 August 2016

Details of the final consultation event about the Redesign of Market Place – to be held between 9:30am and 3:30pm on Saturday 2rd June 2016 at Prescot Shopping Centre.

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Atherton Street - Public Realm Project Complete

Posted on 17 August 2016

Before and After photos of the recently completed public realm improvements at Atherton Street.

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Project Complete: 29-31 Eccleston Street

Project Complete: 29-31 Eccleston Street

Posted on 22 July 2016

Another month, another THI building project finishes – we’re on a roll!

This post takes a look at Millican’s Opticians, 29-31 Eccleston Street

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Help shape the heritage initiative by taking part in consultations, or celebrate Prescot's history at events taking place throughout the project. Schools and colleges can also get hands-on with the past through activities and workshops for groups.

Heritage skills training

Historic buildings need people with the right knowledge to look after them. The THI will give people in and entering the local construction industry the opportunity to gain new skills and experience.

The THI will also help people find out more about careers in heritage.

Get in touch

Keep up-to-date by following us on twitter or find out more at 'Space to Create', the THI information centre on Eccleston Street.

You can also contact Owen Barton, THI Officer, by phone on 0151 443 2757 or by emailing owen.barton@knowsley.gov.uk.


Apply for grants

Owners of certain buildings in the Prescot Conservation Area can apply for grants to repair, restore and re-use their property.

Eligible properties are marked in red and orange.

Read the guide to applying for grants (PDF) and eligibility criteria (PDF) documents for detailed information about grants.

Conservation area appraisals

The conservation area appraisal (PDF) is a detailed assessment of Prescot's most historic areas.

The appraisal appendices (PDF) contain more detailed information and the management plan (PDF) outlines how the area will be managed.

Heritage Lottery Funded

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