Heritage link with Blackpool MP

From left Abigail George, Paul Maynard, Anne Scholefield and Marjorie Gilmour at Westminster.

From left Abigail George, Paul Maynard, Anne Scholefield and Marjorie Gilmour at Westminster.

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BLACKPOOL’S heritage champions paid a visit to Westminster to meet with advisors and discuss possible new funding opportunities.

The group also met up with Blackpool North and Cleveleys MP Paul Maynard who highlighted the work they do during a Parliamentary debate.

He mentioned the project as an example of community learning at its best during an exchange with Further Education Minister John Hayes.

Mr Maynard said: “Does the Minister of State agree that money spent on informal adult learning needs to be valued and assessed for the benefits that it brings, because of its life-changing impact, and that money spent on informal adult learning is money that does not need to be spent on either the welfare system or social care?”

The heritage champions are volunteers who work to promote Blackpool’s historical significance.