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Call for Proposals: Grade II ‘at risk’ – Testing the National Framework

English Heritage (EH) has released a call for proposals for a stage of local testing of an online training tool and framework for condition surveys for Grade II listed buildings, with the closing date for applications of 11.59pm on Friday … Continue reading

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Heritage Exchange 2014 – Papers available online

The recent Heritage Exchange conference (held in London last week, and streamed live online) has released the papers from the conference. The papers available are: A place for heritage Impact in the heritage sector The (heritage) elephant in the room … Continue reading

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THA manifesto launched

The Heritage Alliance (THA) has launched a manifesto for heritage, calling on all politicians to consider the socio-economic importance of heritage and fully acknowledge the educational and environmental contributions made through the maintenance and promotion of heritage. THA writes: The … Continue reading

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EH renews commitment to work with NAAONB

English Heritage (EH) has announced that the 34 Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in England will continue to benefit from a joint working agreement with National Association for Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (NAAONB).  EH writes: English Heritage and … Continue reading

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Growth deals to 2016 announced

Details of Local Growth Fund allocations in England have been announced, with funding for infrastructure projects, training and business throughout English regions, bringing together funding which was previously in different budgets.  The Government Press Release states: The first £6 billion … Continue reading

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In the press: Archaeology undervalued

The Independent has featured an article on the pressures faced by archaeology in the public and private actors. The Independent writes: From Richard III, the king under the car park, to the Roman skulls and Venetian gold uncovered by London’s … Continue reading

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SPAB announces winners of John Betjeman Award 

The winner of this year’s award is St George’s Church, Hinton St George, Somerset, while Lanercost Priory and Tewkesbury Abbey were highly commended by the judges. The SPAB writes: The John Betjeman award is given to celebrate excellence in the … Continue reading

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National crime helpline launched by Church Buildings Council

The Church Buildings Council has set up a national crime helpline for churches to use when a treasure is stolen. When a theft is reported it will trigger an alert to auctions houses, museums and crime prevention agencies and will … Continue reading

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Safeguarding pubs call: LGIU & CAMRA

Councils should make creative use of their powers to protect pubs from closure, a report from the Local Government Information Unit (LGIU) and the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) has urged. The report found pubs are closing at the rate … Continue reading

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Updated information for NHPP project applications

English Heritage (EH) has updated the information for applicants to the The National Heritage Protection Commissions Programme (NHPCP), which funds projects that support the National Heritage Protection Plan (NHPP), the ongoing sector-wide plan for heritage. EH – further details

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Doncaster Minster reredos skills project

In keeping with the recent IHBC conference theme of ‘the art of conservation’ members may be interested to know that the ‘sharing heritage’ Heritage Lottery Fund award for Doncaster Cathedral will be used to showcase the art and craft of … Continue reading

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IHBC’s digital social network update: 4000+ on Linkedin

The IHBC’s social network has grown rapidly in recent months, not least following the lively developments at the 2014 School, and now our Linkedin group has passed 4000. Dave Chetwyn, IHBC past chair and lead Linkedin Group Manager, said: ‘The … Continue reading

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