Julia Holberry Associates have been appointed to write Abney Park Cemetery’s Activity Plan in support of the Round 2 application. Abney Park is one of Hackney’s finest green spaces and listed as a Grade II Park on the Historic England Register of Parks and Gardens of Historic Interest and is well used by the local population. As one of the ‘Magnificent Seven’ cemeteries in London, it is the resting place of around 200,000 people in approximately 60,000 graves. Our work will focus on finding out what events and activities the local community would like to see happening in the Park.
Julia Holberry is a fully qualified curator and Prince2 Project Manager and is accustomed to managing complex programmes with many interlocking strands of work. As a consultant she specialises in Heritage Lottery Fund bid documents and, since 2003, she has project managed 28 HLF bids and Activity Plans for heritage organisations, tourist attractions and museums, helping clients to secure nearly £109 million from external funders. In the past year she has worked on six successful HLF bids, helping to secure £55.7 million for clients.