(IHBC) London’s calling as Conservation Areas go ‘Back to the future’, Royal College of Physicians, 3 Oct: revolutionary historic placeshaping looks ahead

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IHBC’s London Branch looks to the future of Conservation Areas: ‘Back to the Future – The next 50 years…’, London, 3 Oct

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IHBC YO!: Hull Old Town walking tour – Another (free) Conservation Area conversation (linked to HTN conference) – 4 Oct

HTN website 250817IHBC’s Yorkshire (YO) Branch is offering a walking tour around Hull’s Old Town on 4 October, looking at changes and opportunities brought about by Conservation Area status, with IHBC members and guests free, and all offered as part of the linked Heritage Trust Network (HTN) Conference in Hull on 3-4 October, which is offering special low rates to IHBC members.

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HESPR’s top pick from £132,000+ costed work this week: National Archives support for establishing fundraising charity (call closed!) 

The IHBC’s heritage business listing, HESPR – the Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition scheme – offers members a weekly ‘News and Tender Alert’ listing, this week with costed opportunities worth more than £132,000, while the IHBC Director’s top pick for NewsBlog readers features a call from the National Archives for a supplier to lead on establishing ‘charitable body to pursue major funding opportunities’, though only HESPR members have been notified before the opportunity closed on 22 September.

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Historic England National Capacity Building Programme 2018-2020: ‘Call for applications’, closing 5 November

HE website 220917On 25 September applications open for Historic England‘s National Capacity Building grants programme, supporting projects that run for a maximum of 2 years, with funding starting from 1 April 2018, and total grant budgets for 2018/19 of £307,696 and 2019-20 of £345,482. Continue reading

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Owner of ‘stripey house’ gets green light to demolish

Owner of the famed‘stripey house’ – the Kensington Square conservation area house that generated its own IHBC ToolBox Guidance Note on the use of S.215 Notices – Zipporah Lisle-Mainwaring, may now achieve her ambition of demolishing her historic £4.75 million property and building a new one in its place.

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Funding call for projects related to the European Year for Cultural Heritage 2018: Deadline 22 Nov

Creative Europe website 220917The Creative Europe Call – offering support for cooperation projects related to the European Year for Cultural Heritage (EYCH) 2018 and targeting projects with a start date between January and September 2018 and with a maximum duration of a project being 24 months – has been launched, with a submission deadline of 22 November 2017.

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Britain ratifies Hague convention on protecting treasures in war zones and acceded to its two protocols: In force in December

Guardian website 220917 number 2 John Glen, Minister for Arts, Heritage and Tourism has pledged the UK to helping save historic and artistic artefacts under threat in conflict-torn countries by ratifying the Hague Convention for the Protection of cultural property in the event of armed conflict, and by acceding to its two protocols, so that, subject to confirmation from UNESCO, these will come into force for the UK on 12 December 2017.

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British Museum accused of racism and dumbing down after Curator’s comment on exhibition labelling

BBC News website 220917The British Museum has apologised after a tweet from one of its curators saying ‘sometimes Asian names can be confusing’ on exhibition labels saw it accused of racism and dumbing down, reports the BBC.

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Entries to EAA awards open until 5pm Friday 27th October 2017

European Association Awards 2017Entries to The European Association Awards (EAA) are now open and the deadline for entries is 5pm Friday 27th October 2017.

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DCLG: Giving power for neighbourhood planning – £22.8M boost for communities … till 2022

DCMS Plans image 220917England’s Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has announced that communities across England are set to benefit from a package of support worth £22.8 million to help them develop plans to give them a real say in the development of their area.

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Ministers asked to intervene in Edinburgh luxury hotel dispute

The Guardian website 220917City councillors rejected plans to a build ‘six-star’ hotel around the Category-A listed Royal High School in Edinbrugh after public objections, so the developers have asked Scottish ministers to intervene.

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IHBC seeks ‘Consultant Policy Advisor’: Closing 23 October

IHBC logoThe IHBC is seeking a consultancy service to support its Policy development, commencing immediately subject to a 12-month review, with the opportunity closing 5pm on 23 Monday October. 

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Urgent reminder: IHBC late fees due! ‘Money is not the barrier’ to IHBC’s support for your heritage career, job or trade – from low fees to no fees…’

IHBC membership benefits webpageIf your IHBC fee is late, get it sorted now, remembering that money is not the barrier to our support as, alongside our great value low fees, we also offer support mechanisms to make sure that our members have the best financial support possible to advance their ambitions in any part of the heritage sector.

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IHBC-ALGAO-HE: LA conservation and archaeology stats 2017 now out – capacity drops again despite rise in work! 

HE Report cover on LA Staff ResourcesHistoric England (HE) has issued the latest figures collated by the IHBC and ALGAO for Local Authority (LA) conservation and archaeology staffing respectively, which highlight ongoing reductions in capacity even as workload – from planning application decisions and Listed Building Consent decisions – continues to grow.

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Scotland’s Lime specialist SLCT hosts HRH Prince Charles, celebrating 20,000th learner: Colin Rowan

Scot LIme Colin Rowan Certificate website 190917The Trustees and Director of the Scottish Lime Centre Trust (SLCT) were delighted to receive a visit from HRH The Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay to celebrate their 20,000th learner, Colin Rowan of Rowan Stoneworks, Appin, Argyll on 8 September 2017.

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Victorian Society marks 10 years of endangered buildings campaigning with new top 10 list 

Derby Railway image Victorian Society 190917National architecture charity the Victorian Society has released its annual Top 10 Endangered Buildings list which recognises at-risk Victorian and Edwardian buildings and structures throughout England and Wales, noting that all of the buildings on this year’s list have been neglected for up to fifty years and have now reached a critical point of dereliction; only urgent action to repair and renovate the buildings can save them from being lost forever.

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The UK’s first plot shop opens for self and custom build homes

Graven Hill Bicester mapThe UK’s first ever ‘plot shop’ has officially opened in the town of Bicester by Housing and Planning Minister, Alok Sharma.

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Considerate Constructors Scheme achieves 100,000 milestone

CCS Scheme website image 190917The Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) – the national Scheme to improve the image of the construction industry – has reached a major milestone in UK construction history by registering its 100,000th site.

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Vic Soc on Bristol landmark threatened by student flats

Victorian Society website image 190917The Victorian Society (Vic Soc) highlights that one of the oldest hospital buildings in the country is under threat of total demolition as part of controversial plans for a large-scale student development in Bristol town centre.

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DCMS Report: The role of culture, sport and heritage in place shaping

CASE Placeshaping Report 190917New research published by The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) explores the role of culture, sport and heritage (CS&H) assets, and investment in driving positive economic and social outcomes at the local level, and concludes that ‘the existence of and investment in CS&H assets can be seen to be important influencers of place-shaping’.

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UK’s best preserved WW1 aerodrome secures National Lottery cash

HLF Stow Aerodrome 190917Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome, near Maldon in Essex, will be transformed into a major visitor attraction, thanks to National Lottery funding.

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IHBC on Project Management at Bishop Auckland, 18/19 Oct: CIOB President (and newly accredited Full IHBC member) helps spread the word!

Rebecca Thompson, President of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), and one of the IHBC’s newest accredited (‘Full’) Members, has commended the IHBC’s Bishop Auckland Heritage Project Management to both CIOB and IHBC members, as the CIOB is circulates news of the event to its members, nationally and beyond.

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IHBC and COTAC jointly welcome BIM4Heritage’s launch conference

IHBC and COTAC as supporters of the BIM4Heritage initiative have welcomed its launch conference – titled ‘How can BIM help to understand and preserve the historic environment?’ – held at the Royal Academy on 14 September, with COTAC Chair Ingval Maxwell co-presenting, and case studies that explored the impact of the new Building Information Modelling (BIM) methodology on heritage practice.

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HESPR’s weekly tenders @ £2.3Million+ of costed work: Top picks – Stock condition survey @£70-100k, and C&MPs for Brighton Royal Pavilion Garden

The IHBC’s heritage business listing, HESPR – the Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition scheme – offers members a weekly ‘News and Tender Alert’ listing, this week with costed opportunities worth more than £2.3million, while the IHBC Director’s top picks for NewsBlog readers feature calls for stock condition surveys (worth up to £100,000) and conservation and management plans (C&MPs) for the Royal Pavilion Garden Brighton.

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IHBC CPD in depth and in Context: ‘Reconciling conservation and sustainable development’

Context 150 S McEntee p16University of Leicester urban conservation graduate Sean McEntee summarises the controversy around proposals for Norton Folgate in London as he sheds light on the need to balance conservation and urbanism in IHBC current Context, themed on ‘Conservation and urbanism’, No 150.

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