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- IHBC ‘Members with benefits’: Free IHBC CPD and entry at London’s LPOC Property Show, 9-10 Feb 15/01/2019
- IHBC celebrates 2016 Gus Astley Student Award ‘Trustee selection’ winner now in print: On lighthouses as ‘machines for living in’ 15/01/2019
- Association for Project Safety (APS) calls for IHBC members input to CDM survey, as 2019 School focusses on heritage and risk 15/01/2019
- IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Walton pub to be demolished despite petition to save it 15/01/2019
- Councils slash library budgets by £30m, survey reveals 15/01/2019
- British Council publication on Soft Power 15/01/2019
- National Trust on new Agriculture Bill 15/01/2019
- Grenfell Tower: Ongoing reviews and updates of Building Regulations and Standards 15/01/2019
- IHBC’s 2019 Annual School welcomes keynote speaker: Zaki Aslan, Conservation architect and Director of ICCROM-Sharjah 11/01/2019
- Career interests in heritage? See IHBC’s latest ‘Jobs etc.’ review of skills needs from the amenity bodies such as Victorian Society, to government and the private sector 11/01/2019
- IHBC ‘Members with benefits’: 15% off ‘Building Conservation’ courses from CIOB Academy – 6/7 February (London); 19/20 February (Swansea)… and PM in London too! 11/01/2019
- IHBC’s HESPR top pick from £54K+ costed work this week: Deadline Extension as SDNPA seeks architect for conversion of a historic farmstead 11/01, value £35-50K 11/01/2019
- IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Tyne and Wear BPT lead in ‘forgotten’ city centre buildings boosted by Coastal Revival Fund 11/01/2019
- Damerham church engraved lead stolen from roof 11/01/2019
- HES Seeks views on ‘Managing Change’ documents on Listed Buildings: Closing 15 Feb! 11/01/2019
- Cadw’s new website in 2019, seeks early input 11/01/2019
- Don’t dump the rule book under pressure, Ombudsman warns councils, or lose corporate memory through restructuring 11/01/2019
- Dumfries mill could become ‘bricks and mortar festival tent’: BBC on DHBT 11/01/2019
- IHBC’s ‘Welcome to the New Year’ 2: Nominate for the IHBC Marsh Awards 2019 – Celebrate OUTSTANDING retired IHBC members, and SUCCESSFUL new Heritage Learners – Closing 28 Feb! 09/01/2019
- IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Renovation of Oxford’s historic Jam Factory building nears completion 09/01/2019
- Dounreay nuclear reactor, Scotland’s oldest, to go, as demolition contract awarded 09/01/2019
- Bid to reopen Flintshire’s Shotton steelworks’ John Summers building 09/01/2019
- Civic Voice plans for 2019: More Conservation Area advocacy via 50th anniversaries in its ‘Big Conservation Conversation’! 09/01/2019
- CIOB Parliamentary Reception launches call for improving quality in the built environment 09/01/2019
- Programme to support placemaking at local level launched 09/01/2019
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The number of libraries across the country has continued to decline as cash-strapped councils reduce their spending on the service and rely more on volunteers, a new survey has revealed. image LocalGov website
The British Council has launched a publication exploring ‘Soft Power’ entitled ‘Soft power superpowers Global trends in cultural engagement and influence’.
The National Trust has offered views on some of the key recommendations from the The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee’s recently released report on the Scrutiny of the Agriculture Bill. image: P Badcock
England’s Ministry for Housing Community and Local Government (MCHLG) continues to offer updates on documents linked to the review of ‘Building Regulations and Standards’ following Grenfell Tower findings, including most recently ‘Environmental monitoring following the Grenfell Tower fire’, air quality … Continue reading
Lead with inscriptions dating to the 18th Century has been stolen from a church in the New Forest after thieves climbed 35ft (10m) up the bell tower of St George’s Church in Damerham to steal the lead sometime after New … Continue reading
Historic Environment Scotland seeks views on the content and functionality of two ‘Managing Change in the Historic Environment’ Guidance Notes, before closing the survey on 15 February: Demolition of Listed Buildings The Use and Adaptation of Listed Buildings.
Cadw will be delivering a brand new website in 2019 and wants to provide a valuable information and services informed by a survey.
Don’t dump the rule book under pressure, Ombudsman warns councils, or lose corporate memory through restructuring
In a new report from the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman Michael King, ‘Under Pressure’, councils have been warned not to let budget squeezes and disruption caused by change programmes land them in trouble with the Ombudsman’s office.
The BBC has reported on how a redundant riverside mill in southern Scotland could be turned into a ‘bricks and mortar festival tent’ for community events, with Dumfries Historic Buildings Trust (DHBT) behind the plans for Rosefield Mills, which it … Continue reading
The decommissioning of Dounreay’s oldest nuclear reactor in Scotland has taken a major step forward with the award of a multi-million pound demolition contract. image: Open Government Licence v3.0
The BBC has reported that a public meeting has dis cussed ways to reopen Flintshire’s landmark Shotton Steelworks, designed by John Summers and placed on a list of the UK’s most endangered buildings.
Civic Voice plans for 2019: More Conservation Area advocacy via 50th anniversaries in its ‘Big Conservation Conversation’!
Civic Voice has highlighted how ‘hundreds of conservation areas mark their 50th anniversary’ in 2019, as it will continue to make the Big Conservation Conversation one of our main themes for the year.
The CIOB’s – the Chartered Institute of Building – parliamentary reception on 12 December launched its report ‘Improving Quality in the Built Environment’, reporting on the outcomes of its Construction Quality Commission, set up to identify what promotes or prevents … Continue reading
The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH), Local Government Association (LGA) and Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) on Thursday 13 December launched ‘Future Place’, a joint two-phase initiative to recognise, reward and encourage high quality … Continue reading
The Charity Awards provides charities of all shapes and sizes with a window to showcase their efforts and the impact they have made and entries for 2019 accepted until February 22.
A new strategic framework for heritage science in the UK has been launched.
Three young architecture graduates have won the Society for the Protection of Ancient Building’s (SPAB) prestigious ‘new design in historic contexts’ award, the Philip Webb Award, for their separate schemes proving that with imagination and sensitivity you don’t need to … Continue reading
The 2019 Planning Awards have been launched, with categories including an award for ‘best use of heritage in placemaking’ among 25 linked categories.
Timpson Expert Panel says a locally-driven approach is needed to rejuvenate high streets and town centres
An expert panel on the retail industry – the Town Centres Expert Panel – which includes Chair Sir John Timpson, has called for a community-focused approach to tackling the challenges facing high streets and town centres, and has published recommendations … Continue reading
The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee inquiry into the Government’s approach to delivering energy efficiency improvements to buildings has a deadline for written submissions of 17 January 2019. image: Open Government Licence v3.0
Following consultation, updated policy directions have been issued to the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) in its role as a distributing body of National Lottery funds.
Built Environment Forum Scotland (BEFS), the link body for Scotland’s built and historic environment interests, has summarised the most relevant parts of the Scottish Government Draft Budget for 2019-20, noting that Historic Environment Scotland’s grant will be reduced by 3.2%.
Allchurches Trust Heritage Apprenticeships: Future-proofing heritage under new funding aimed at building sustainable skills
Major funding – of £471,000 grant over three years – for a new Historic England programme has been announced, which will see the Allchurches Trust step up its support for the protection and preservation of heritage skills through creation of … Continue reading
European Standards Organizations have approved a plan to secure BSI’s membership post-Brexit. image: Open Government Licence v3.0
Government’s ‘The State of the Estate 2018’ report, newly launched, shows that the size of the government estate has been reduced by 156,000 square metres over the past year – the equivalent of 13 Trafalgar Squares. image: Open Government Licence … Continue reading