We are delighted that this week, Lord Parkinson of Whitley Bay, Minister for Arts and Heritage at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, visited Medway. The visit was to announce the expansion of the Heritage Development Trust programme, which is a partnership between the Architectural Heritage Fund and The National Lottery Heritage Fund. The programme aims to support to charities and heritage organisations to make an impact on heritage in their area. Medway will receive £165,000 as part of the programme, which will be transformative for the Intra area between Chatham and Rochester. Lord Parkinson visited the Chatham Memorial Synagogue.
This is the second visit by a DCMS Minister in as many months, with the Culture Secretary visiting last month to open the Fitted Rigging House (South) at Chatham Historic Dockyard - you can read more about that visit here.
We look forward to further Ministerial visits in the coming months.