Saturday, January 19, 2008

Value our Heritage

Local heritage received overwhelming support and appreciation from Stockport residents, a new survey has revealed.
The survey (The Public and Cultural Value of Heritage) was done to investigate the importance of heritage in relation to lifelong learning, tourism and the local economy.

According to its findings 98 percent of the respondents agreed that heritage helps them or their children learn about the past and 88 percent agree that heritage encouraged lifelong learning. It also revealed that 92 percent of the public agreed that heritage attractions improve tourism and almost 100 percent support the need to preserve Stockport's heritage for Future generations.

The development work is part of an on going programme in Stockport to demonstrate the importance of culture and the arts in forging stronger communities.
(Extract from the Stockport Times)