Time to help........
By becoming a fingerpost champion you will:
- Retain local distinctiveness
- Preserve a heritage asset
- Add value to your area
- Save money
As you can see there are many reasons to become a fingerpost champion, and it's never been easier. Champions can be small community groups, Parish Councils, individuals, a local business or maybe your are a tradesman who can offer your workshop or services like Normtec & Blastech Surface Treatment, or maybe suppliers of good quality local oak.
The Dorset AONB now have access to components and services that can help you restore these posts back to their formal glory. If you haven't already have look through how to guide to help understand the process it involves. We know have the CRPE who can offer small grants towards posts restored following the AONB 'how to' guide.
All the services you will need
Letters - Stephen Coles of Coles Casting who is based just outside Shaftesbury.
Help with maintenance - If cost is an issue then we are delighted to offer the services of the Youth Offenders Institute on Portland. They are producing work to an excellent standard.
You can watch how the Fingerpost Champions of Hilton have refurbished one of their many fingerposts on this YouTube film made by Ian Bryan:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtcP_Dzvoq8.
The Hilton group have resorted all the posts in their parish with help from Dorset AONB and our volunteers John, Roger, James and Val, without whose commitment and enthusiasm we could not operate. So it can be done!
Please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be very happy to discuss the process, along with providing the information and advice that you will need.