Holt Owl Trail flying forward with £10,000 funding boost
A new heritage trail revealing the history and hidden secrets of Holt is flying forward with a £10,000 funding boost.
The money, from North Norfolk District Council's Big Society Fund, will cover almost half the estimated £21,000 cost.
The Holt Owl Trail will provide a circular walk following a series of numbered plaques around the town centre.
Cley based wildlife artist Robert Gillmor has designed the logo for the bronze plaques, which feature the town's owl mascot.
A total of 24 locations have been earmarked in the town centre, with looped trails revealing other points of interest including Holt's historic yards.
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In addition to pavement plaques, the trail could also be followed using a booklet and smartphone app.
Information boards are planned to be put up in car parks and public places advertising the trail to visitors.
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The town council is spearheading the project which it is hoped will be up and running before next summer.
A grant application to the Heritage Lottery Fund is also being considered by the council.
Mayor Duncan Baker said: 'This is about half of the money that is required and is a great achievement.'