Daily Archives: 02/03/2012

IHBC Annual School Launched – Winchester 2012: SIGNIFICANCE!

The major event in the year for the conservation professional has been launched with the opening of the website and booking for the IHBC’s 2012 School, to take place in Winchester on 21-23 June, and which will tackle one of … Continue reading

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FREE European heritage placements

    There is a call out for from Vernacular Architecture Revival (VAR) for participants from anywhere in the UK to go on a FREE 10 day placement in Europe for personal development in areas covering ‘Accessing Vernacular Skills in … Continue reading

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£10M funding for Scotland’s Historic Communities

    Fiona Hyslop, Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs has made £10m available to councils to regenerate Scotland’s conservation areas, while local authorities have until 31 August 2012, to submit an application.   The Cabinet Secretary launched Historic … Continue reading

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Defra consultation on farming change of use

    The Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has confirmed plans to consult on allowing greater flexibility for changes of use of existing agricultural buildings for other business purposes, for example offices, leisure and retail space. The … Continue reading

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Stunell offers £100m boost to empty homes

    Neighbourhoods suffering the blight of empty homes could benefit from a £100 million boost to bring these properties back into use and provide stable homes for families in need, Communities Minister Andrew Stunell announced.   Seeking expressions of … Continue reading

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CCT charity abseil for historic churches

    The Churches Conservation Trust challenges you to take part in its ‘Towering Challenge Abseil’, which will involve abseiling down one of the CCT’s historic churches in aid of the Trust’s regeneration and conservation work.   There are up … Continue reading

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New Historic Scotland Corporate Plan published

Historic Scotland has published its new corporate plan.   Historic Scotland writes: ‘Officially launched by the Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs Fiona Hyslop at a conference Our Historic Environment: Sharing the Vision, the corporate plan has been developed … Continue reading

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England: Twelve new havens for wildlife announced

    New nature zones covering hundreds of thousands of hectares are to be set up across England, Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman has announced.   The 12 Nature Improvement Areas (NIA) announced today will each get a share of £7.5 … Continue reading

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Travel grants to India for research students

    The Indian National Trust for Arts and Cultural Heritage (INTACH UK Trust) is offering financial support for students who as part of their study need to travel to India to undertake research in all areas of cultural heritage, … Continue reading

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Arts Council includes environmental sustainability in funding

    Arts Council England will include environmental sustainability criteria in its funding in what is believed to be a world-first for an arts funder.   The council’s chief executive Alan Davey is due to make the announcement at a … Continue reading

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Research challenges planning as barrier growth

    New research produced on behalf of the National Trust (NT) and the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE), with the RSPB, has explored the intricacies of the economic impact of planning.   The research, published under the title … Continue reading

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Bursaries for timber and woodwork courses

  The Weald & Downland Open Air Museum has two bursary schemes in operation in 2012, to provide assistance for people wishing to attend courses from its current programmes, with the scheme for timber framing courses having a deadline for … Continue reading

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