Sunday, 31 July 2016

Open Doors 2016

RCPT is very pleased to welcome as our new patron the Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Gwent, Jack Hanbury-Tenison. We send our thanks to Sir Simon Boyle KCVO Lord Lieutenant of Gwent, who retired as our patron n March.

Our new president is Jeff Cuthbert, retired Caerphilly AM who supported us so well over the last 20 years. He is now the Police Commissioner for Gwent. 
Our last president Edward Holland relinquished his post with RCPT due to conflict of interest when he accepted a request from the owner of the castle to help with his plans for the building.

In a meeting with Assembly Members Ken Skates and Hefin David, RCPT discussed its plans for a three counties countryside park in which it is hoped Ruperra’s vulnerable position would be protected There is talk now of a strategic regional planning scheme for south east Wales establishing conformity among the local authorities to maintain a balance between development and environmental and historic conservation, especially in areas where there is a very large population and a high demand for housing.

Caerphilly County Council Planning Division received the results of the latest Cadw 5 yearly survey of Ruperra for the Buildings at Risk Register. Apart from the Stable Block, given a grade 3 listing, since some of it is serviceable, all the other buildings including the castle are assessed at the highest risk grade possible, Grade 1.
Ruperra is also listed in the Buildings at Risk Register of the influential SAVE Britain’s Heritage, the London based heritage organisation, which has been instrumental in carrying out some structural surveys recently. 

See below for our Open Doors Day on September 3rd.

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