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History lesson for Mersey Gateway volunteers

October 17, 2014adminNews

Mersey Gateway volunteers took part in a special workshop yesterday with local historian Alex Cowan.

Mersey Gateway volunteers pictured with local historian Alex Cowan and Cllr Eddie Jones.

Mersey Gateway volunteers pictured with local historian Alex Cowan and Cllr Eddie Jones.

Fifteen volunteers were joined by Councillor Eddie Jones from Halton Borough Council to hear Alex talk about the history and heritage of Halton.

The workshop formed part of the Mersey Gateway volunteer training programme.

So far 40 local people have signed up as volunteers and Merseylink is seeking many more to help to tell the story of Halton and the iconic new bridge.

The volunteers take part in a training programme, which covers:

  • employability skills
  • customer skills
  • presentation skills
  • community engagement
  • history, aims and objectives of the project
  • local heritage
  • scope of project – works, services and tolling
  • construction programme – length, phases, key milestones.

Once trained, the volunteers will work alongside Merseylink’s project team to deliver a series of talks, presentations and temporary exhibitions in local community venues, schools, colleges and to staff the visitor centres.

If you’d like to find out more about volunteering with the Mersey Gateway Project, please email volunteers@merseylink.com.

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