We’re evaluating another castle

Sun shines on a large, partly ruined stone building with an archway and windows - this is Newark Castle Gatehouse.

Durnin Research Ltd and Jenni Waugh Consulting Ltd are delighted to have been appointed by Newark and Sherwood District Council as evaluators of the Newark Castle ‘Building Bridges’ project.  Funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, ‘Building Bridges’ will establish Newark Castle and Gardens at the heart of the town, creating a significant, culturally creative heritage venue for the people of Newark, and making Newark a better place to live, work and visit. 

Through the community co-curation of a programme of heritage interpretation and the creation of inspiring activities and events, the project will increase the diversity of local people who engage with the heritage for their inspiration, enjoyment and wellbeing.  The project will complement a major capital works for the renovation of the Castle running alongside Building Bridges, funded by the Towns Fund.

The evaluation will capture learning from the experience gained in undertaking the project, and measure success against the expected outcomes.  The evaluation will include input from visitors, community participants, volunteers, staff, and other stakeholders.

As soon as we have more information about the project plans, we’ll share them here. In the meantime, if you want to get involved in the consultation, you can get in touch here: https://www.newark-sherwooddc.gov.uk/newarkcastlebuildingbridges/