The Skelton Townscape Heritage Project has been unique amongst National Lottery-funded Townscape schemes in the North East, in that it was originated by, and run by, a local community group, Skelton Villages Civic Pride.

Together with our partners and the National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF), our mission has been to re-vitalise Skelton High Street over the five years since mid-summer 2017.

We have carried out a whole range of activities which have supported the physical work of change by providing a greater understanding of Skelton’s rich and long history.

We have used the work of the project to engage with the local community of Skelton and have sought to involve as many as possible as volunteers on different aspects of our work and activities.

The project finally came to a close at the end of October 2021. Although the project team has been disbanded, Skelton History Group agreed to take over the maintenance of the website on behalf of Skelton Villages Civic Pride. Questions about the project can be asked via the Contact tab above.