This month Suella was pleased to be able to visit English Heritage’s Portchester Castle, following the granting of an award of thousands of pounds from the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund, to help with the loss of income following the Covid pandemic.
The rescue package totalling £1.57 billion in direct investment has helped keep Britain’s globally renowned arts, culture, and heritage industries afloat, following the turmoil of the pandemic years. Numerous organisations across Fareham have already benefited from this vital Government intervention, including the Brickworks Museum (£55,934), Liteup Events Limited (£230,000), Titchfield Festival Theatre Limited (£113,497), and Reel Cinema (£125,382).
Suella enjoyed the team’s fantastic history lesson, and would thoroughly recommend Seahorse Coffee Bar to round off any potential visit. Portchester Castle is looking forward to the domestic tourist season and Suella is immensely proud that we have such a unique location, steeped in history, right on our doorstep.
Suella Braverman, MP for Fareham, said:
“Portchester Castle has been granted a vital lifeline in the form of the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund Award. This grant will enable English Heritage to prepare the site for the much-needed influx of domestic tourism this summer. I am glad that this Government is going above and beyond to support our amazing heritage sites up and down the country; locations that contribute to maintaining this country’s position as a world leader in the arts, culture and heritage sphere.”