HERE IS THE LATEST ‘HOT’ NEWS (see also blogspot below).
Links with the community
Beatfreeks https://www.beatfreeks.com is a collective of people and companies using creativity to empower people to challenge themselves and the world they find themselves in. As part of CGWHT’s remit to engage with the community we have entered into a consortium with Beatfreeks and the Birmingham Museum Trust to support the delivery of this exciting project. Your Chairman and I recently introduced the Don’t Settle team to the glassworks and discussed ways in which we could support their programme of work. The Trustees are keen to forge strong links with organisations that can do much to help engage young people from the local community with our regeneration project.
You are therefore cordially invited to the launch of BLAB X Don’t Settle Where’s My Past? at the Thinktank, Curzon St, Birmingham B4 7XG, 6.30pm on 22nd February 2019.
The event is intended to explore, engage and discuss how to improve the representation of young people from minoritised communities in cultural organisations which tell the stories that make up our cities. This will empower young people from Birmingham and the Black Country to change the voice of heritage through the arts, research, and governance.
Kehinde Andrews – Professor. Author. Founder of Harambee.
Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan – Writer. Spoken Word Poet. Speaker.
Yasmina Silva – Student. Poet. Activist.
The event is free places can be booked at https://blabxdontsettle.eventbrite.co.uk
We have received a notification from Sylvia Barnett of Transport for West Midlands (TFWM) and Sustrans Canal project regarding some events coming up soon. Since they are on the towpath right outside our place we are happy to bring you advance notification. She tells us:
The events that we’ve got lined up for the new year are as follows:
Sunday 13th January 11:00-13:00, Dr. Bike at Smethwick Rolfe Street Station.
13:00-15:00, Led Ride starting and ending at Smethwick Rolfe Street Station.
Saturday 23rd February 11:00-13:00, Led Walk starting and ending at Smethwick Rolfe Street Station.
14:00-16:00, Led Ride starting and ending at Smethwick Rolfe Street Station.
We’re also running a couple of events this month, on 16th December: a nature trail 11:00-12:00, and a led walk 13:00-14:00. As with the other events, these both start and end at Smethwick Rolfe Street Station.
The led walk and led ride on 23rd February are both going to be ‘heritage themed’, so will focus on historical features of the canal.
More on this site and in our email bulletin The Flash in due course, or visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/transport-for-west-midlands-17975380996
CHANCE SITE NOW CLEAR
Dated 22.10.18 from our Chairman
Thank you for your continued interest in our project and to those of you who regularly contribute to our pages, we are really grateful.
We can report that the skip and recycling operation has recently vacated the Chance Glassworks and have successfully relocated to another site. This is a small, but significant step towards the regeneration of the Chance Glassworks. Our work continues behind the scenes and we hope to have more news for you in the near future.
In the meantime, you can keep up to date through our newsletter The Flash which you can sign up to by contacting email@example.com
Mark Davies , Chair CGWHT
Chance Glass Works Heritage Trust (CGWHT)
CGWHT was established in 2015 with the objective of regenerating the Chance Glassworks site in Smethwick, which was famous for making the glass for Crystal Palace built for the Royal Exhibition in 1851 and the glass for numerous lighthouses around the world.
Name of role:
We are now looking to appoint up to three new trustees to work with a highly experienced Board of Trustees to develop the proposals to regenerate the site, creating a mixed-use retail, commercial and residential scheme, restoring over 8,000 m2of listed buildings and creating nearly 5,000 m2new build space, generating nearly 500 new jobs, with a focus on skills training and volunteering and attracting in the region of 25,000 visitors per annum.
Purpose of role:
The three Trustee roles focus around finance and accounting; site development and construction; and local community support and engagement.
Activities involved in the role:
Will include attending Trustee meetings, joining and supporting a sub-committee (Land Assembly, Community and Fundraising), advising on your area of expertise, attending one-off promotional events and community and partnership meetings.
Skills, experience and ability:
Potential trustees should ideally have had previous experience in a trustee role and should have practical and demonstrable experience in the role they wish to apply for. They should also have an interest in historic buildings or the Chance Glassworks site in particular.
The time commitment, location and timings:
Trustees will require to spend 1-2 days a month supporting the project. The majority of meetings will be in and around the Chance Glassworks site.
Training on trustee governance will be provided if required.
If you are interested in finding out more please email a copy of your CV and indicate which role you are interested to firstname.lastname@example.org, asking for a Trustee Pack and Role Descriptions and to arrange a meeting with Mark Davies the Chair to discuss the role.
An important message from Chance Glass Works Heritage Trust
Data protection – the law is changing
This is the most vital communication from Chance Glass Works Heritage Trust since our formation in May 2016 and, if you wish to continue your support, it is crucial you respond.
We value your support and so take the handling of your data very seriously. Albeit you have previously indicated your wish to hear from us, under the provisions of the forthcoming General Data Protection Regulations / Data Protection Act 2018 we will not be able to send you any information about our work without your express permission.
If you do not wish to receive any more communications from us then please send STOP to email@example.com immediately.
However, if you still wish to be kept informed, which we very much hope you will, then under the new rules we MUST ask you to indicate your unambiguous consent by completing the attached consent form.
The new rules come into effect on 25th May 2018 and so CGWHT is reviewing its structures and procedures now, in good time for when the law changes.
In order to be compliant in time for the new regulation we would ask if you would kindly consider doing this as soon as possible and in any case before 20th May 2018.
The new rules place additional constraints and requirements on how we collect, manage and use the data we hold on you. Full details are contained in our updated Privacy Statement and policy, which will in due course occupy an entire panel on the front page of www.cgwht.org
If you have any queries regarding the storage and use of your data; if you wish to correct, alter or remove any element of it; if you feel your data has been compromised in any way or if you think you have been approached by someone purporting to be from CGWHT and about whom you are unsure, then contact us via our website contact details or direct by clicking here: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your continuing support.
Chance Glass Works Heritage Trust Data Protection Consent Update
Your information, our responsibility
Thank you for your interest in the work of CGWHT. We would like to keep you informed of our progress and will be pleased to include you on our mailing list to receive further information, including our free email bulletin The Flash and other material. Please indicate how you would like to be contacted by ticking the relevant box and returning to us as soon as possible at email@example.com.
Our principle method of communication is email so please consider ticking this in the first instance. We do not currently use phone or post but may do shortly; hence we seek your permission for these too. You can cancel or amend your preferences any time you wish. For more details see our Privacy Notice at www.cgwht.org.
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I would like to know more …
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Did you know that whenever you buy anything online – from your weekly shop to your annual holiday – you could be collecting free donations for Chance Glass Works Heritage Trust?
also added 20.10.17
We are looking for on-camera contributors to share anecdotes or history knowledge on Chance Glassworks. Either looking for personal recollections of working there, or stories of being there or for people to come on camera and talk about the history of the site, the construction and its links to the local Sandwell area and the Chance family. Anyone with artefacts to share, or photos or drawings on that site throughout history are welcomed to come on camera and discuss the history. Finished film will be a half hour film documentary about Chance Glassworks, focusing on the history to the area and how it shall proceed into the future. Film crew are happy to travel to shoot at any location within reason. Please contact Matt firstname.lastname@example.org or phone on 0121 569 2617
Chance Glassworks named on Victorian Society ‘endangered’ list.
added 13th September 2017
Coverage can be found at the following links, which also appear in our Press and media section elsewhere on the site.
VIDEO OFFICIALLY RELEASED
The official launch of our new video and our workshop event on Wednesday 29th March was a tremendous success. Over 140 delegates came to see the video and more than 80 stayed to participate in the workshops. A full report will appear in due course. In the meantime, our sincere thanks to those who attended. For those who couldn’t make it, here is our new video – kindly sponsored by Mike Gibbs of West Midlands History at www.historywm.com. We think it is superb – do let us know if you agree via the usual channels.
AND HERE IS A CONTEMPORANEOUS ACCOUNT OF EVENTS AS THEY HAPPEN
For starters, this is how the site looks like right now …
… and this is what CGWHT aims to achieve within less than 10 years …
These are impressions of how things could look, courtesy of Architect & Urban Designer Joe Holyoak (see ‘The Trust’). They are purely for illustrative purpose to indicate possibilities so please don’t hold us too closely to them just yet! But, clearly, the potential is enormous.
If you have any relevant information that for some reason may have slipped our net, then please let us know and we will do our best to keep the world fully informed of these exciting proposals for this iconic site in the very heart of the English Midlands.
And don’t forget our email bulletin The Flash, which you can find archived elsewhere on this site or receive the very latest issue automatically in your inbox by contacting email@example.com
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Saturday 6th August 2016
Here is the latest concept imagery courtesy of Architect & Urban Designer, Joe Holyoak
Please note: this is an information-only concept image as to how it all could look and does not reflect any firm design proposals at this stage. CGWHT are keen to emphasise that this entire project will be community focussed and so in due course the suggested designs will be offered for public consultation.
Friday 19th August 2016
With thanks to all concerned, here’s how the 7-storey building now looks, replete with its new banner. Now that should attract some interest!