(1) Wrest Park : www.english heritage.org.uk
Need to rebrand:
- Home to National Institute of Agricultural Engineering- machinery, research development and testing.
20 Year Plan:
- Revitalisation: - 2006 opened, funded by Heritage Lottery Fund, 'Secret garden Reopened'
- New Audience: Audience developemnt manager
- Education: Discovery visits ( KS 123), free downloads ( self-led visits).
- Volunteers: Garden guides.
- Events: St Georges day 25-26th April, Weddings.
- Outreach Projects: 2009 (150 school children and local artists made a giant historic map)
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Silsoe Census Data 2011
- Unemployement 1.5% (35 people).......................... UK 3.5%
- 11% deprived................ UK 13%
- 5+ A*-C 69%.................. UK 57%
- promote rights of the environment
- pressure group
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(1) Primary Research: Silsoe
Method 1: Transect through village
- Stakeholders: Miller homes, Bloor homes, Central Beds.
- Traditional hpusing 16th century
- Narrow roads: evidence of rebranding speed restrictions, praking bollards.
- EQS: 18/25
- Sustainability rating: 8/10
- Homes selling fast- 2 left
- Help to buy and home exchange schemes
- Used to be National College of engineereing
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(2) Wrest Park: www.englishheritage.org.uk
- Visitors in 2011: 90,000
- The Beeches (£250,00-350,000) www. zoopla.com
- Social intergration
- Opening times are seasonal
- Limited employment
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(2) Primary Research: Silsoe
- Stakeholders: Wrest Park Enterprise, English Heritage
- Tourism Evaluation survey: 26/30 ( popular, meets the needs, positive impacts)
- New housing estate- new school, population strain
- A6 diverts traffics
- Horicultural centre
- Wrest park attracts diveristy of visiotrs ( play area for young and restoration of rose gardens and french sculture gallery reopened for old)
- Pre- school to promote village culture.
- Increased economy
- More locally sourced food- farmers market
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