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Local Authorities working together for World Heritage

The Local Authority World Heritage Forum (LAWHF) is a network of local authorities in the UK that have the whole or part of an Inscribed World Heritage Site or Tentative Site within their administrative boundaries.

LAWHF exists to help local authorities play their part in protecting, conserving and presenting UK World Heritage Sites.


News

30 Oct 2014: Stunning light work flows through the Derwent Valley WHS

An exciting light-based art work has been travelling through the Derwent Valley World Heritage Site along the River Derwent.... MORE

14 Jul 2014: Bath messages awarded UNESCO status

Bath’s messages to the goddess awarded UNESCO status... MORE

30 Jun 2014: DCLG guidance on World Heritage

Planning Practice Guidance recently produced by the DCLG contains specific advice relating to World Heritage Sites.... MORE

09 May 2014: Have your say on the future of LAWHF

LAWHF, the Local Authority World Heritage Forum, has been undergoing a thorough review and change process to enable it better meet the needs of UK World Heritage Sites.... MORE

06 May 2014: Forth Bridge WHS Nomination Document

The Forth Bridge nomination document has been submitted to UNESCO.... MORE

9 Jan 2014: UK WH nomination timetable announced

Minister for Culture announces the new UK World Heritage nomination timetable.... MORE

7 Oct 2013: Chair wanted to champion World Heritage Site

The new partnership panel for the iconic Stonehenge and Avebury World Heritage Site (WHS) is looking for an independent chair.... MORE

23 Sep 2013: Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Festival attracts thousands

On September 21st, the ninth annual Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Festival was held - a celebration of the area's unique heritage.... MORE

3 Aug 2013: Innovative art work in Derwent Valley Mills WHS

An innovative art work was produced in the former John Smedley factory within the Derwent Valley Mills WHS as part of the FORMAT international photography festival in Derby in Apri... MORE

26 Jul 2013: Durham Cathedral created from lego bricks

Durham Cathedral to be built from Lego bricks!... MORE

27 Apr 2013: The Jurassic Coast: A Mighty Tale

The wonderful drawings and voiceover of Tim Britton explain the wonders of the Jurassic Coast in an informative and amusing animated film.... MORE

28 May 2012: UK World Heritage nominations announced

Two new sites have been recommended to go forward as the UK’s next World Heritage nominations. The Forth Bridge near Edinburgh has been invited to prepare a nomination for 20... MORE

25 Apr 2012: 2012 UNESCO Youth Summit in Maritime Greenwich WHS

The 2012 UNESCO Youth Summit will be held in Maritime Greenwich WHS from 27-29 June 2012.... MORE

25 Jan 2012: Jedward's Big Adventure - World Heritage series on CBBC

Five of the UK's iconic World Heritage Sites feature in a new TV series on the CBBC Channel. ... MORE

22 Oct 2011: New Cornish Mining website a hit

The new 'Discover the Extraordinary' website was recently reviewed by New Media Age who awarded it their highest score ever for design, content and useability. ... MORE

23 Mar 2011: DCMS announces new Tentative List

Tourism and Heritage Minister John Penrose announced on 22 March 2011 the new UK tentative list for potential nomination for World Heritage status. ... MORE

27 Jan 2011: New website for Durham WHS

New Durham World Heritage Site website launched to mark 25th anniversary of World Heritage status... MORE

16 Dec 2010: Studley Royal defines its OUV

Comments are invited on a draft revised Statement of Outstanding Universal Value.... MORE

11 Oct 2010: Lake District World Heritage Bid

Lake District World Heritage Bid - Cumbria intends to submit a bid for World Heritage Status and the draft nomination document is now available online... MORE

5 Oct 2010: English Heritage seeks views on the Setting of Heritage Assets

English Heritage is inviting comments on 'The Setting of Heritage Assets: English Heritage guidance'. ... MORE

1 Oct 2010: Stonehenge & Avebury Outstanding Universal Value consultation

Wiltshire Council is seeking views on the Statement of Outstanding Universal Value for the Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites World Heritage Property.... MORE

1 Sep 2010: South West World Heritage website

World Heritage Sites in South West England have jointly launched a new website... MORE

1 Aug 2010: Darwin's home listing deferred

The UK’s nomination for the workplace and home of Charles Darwin to join UNESCO’s international list of World Heritage Sites has been deferred.... MORE

7 Jul 2010: Tentative List applicant sites published

DCMS publishes list of applicant sites for UK Tentative List.... MORE

3 Jun 2010: Liverpool presses EU to invest more in Cultural Heritage

Liverpool is a key partner in the EU-funded Urbact Project HerO (Heritage as an Opportunity) which is a networking project, seeking to develop and share best practice in the manage... MORE

3 Jun 2010: Liverpool’s WHS creates interest at World Expo in Shanghai

Liverpool is the only city in the UK which is exhibiting at the World Expo 2010 in Shanghai. ... MORE

3 Jun 2010: Liverpool’s Old Dock opens to the public

Old Dock in Liverpool’s World Heritage Site was the world’s first commercial enclosed wet dock when it opened in 1715.... MORE

3 Jun 2010: Liverpool adopts SPD for the WHS

On 9th October 2009, Liverpool City Council adopted the Supplementary Planning Document for the WHS after 3 years hard work by many people.... MORE

7 Mar 2010: Planning & World Heritage Conference

Papers from the "Planning & World Heritage" conferences now available on this website... MORE

26 Jan 2010: Tentative List update

Culture Minister Margaret Hodge has announced the Government's intention to update the UK's Tentative List of World Heritage Sites.... MORE

27 June 2009: Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal - the UK's newest World Heritage Site

The UK's newest World Heritage Site is the magnificent Pontcysyllte Aqueduct near Wrexham in North Wales... MORE

12 Feb 2009: Heritage Lottery Bid helps Bromley Council evolve Darwin discovery project

It was in the peaceful countryside that now forms part of the Borough of Bromley that naturalist Charles Darwin formulated his seminal theories on evolution. And now, thanks to a g... MORE
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