Daily Archives: 31/03/2017

Last chance for IHBC 2017 School sponsorship – add your name to our list of distinguished sponsors

As final arrangements are being put in place for the IHBC’s 2017 School, ‘Transport Infrastructure’, in Manchester 22-24 June, we are delighted both to welcome our current sponsors and highlight the final opportunities for heritage bodies to add your name to … Continue reading

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IHBC Director helps open CIOB/NT conference: ‘Successful Operation of Historic Building’, London, 3 May

IHBC Director Sean O’Reilly has been invited to deliver an opening speech at the joint CIOB/National Trust conference ‘Keys to the Successful Operation of Historic Buildings’ on 3 May 2017 in Somerset House, London.

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IHBC’s ‘Top HESPR pick’ of the week: Blackpool Council seeks structural engineer for Tower refurb, valued up to £200k, closing 27/04

The IHBC’s heritage business listing, HESPR – the Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition scheme – offers members weekly Bulletins that bring tender and other business opportunities together into one handy resource, and the Director’s top pick for NewsBlog readers this … Continue reading

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IHBC members encouraged to submit nominations for Honours List: by 14 April

IHBC members are encouraged to submit a nomination for the honours list by April 14 so that the outstanding efforts of those working in the heritage sector are acknowledged and celebrated.

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NTS CEO adopts ‘industry analogy’ to argue: ‘Merger with HES almost inevitable’

Simon Skinner, chief executive of the National Trust for Scotland (NTS) – Scotland’s biggest conservation charity – has said he believes it is almost inevitable that it will merge with the newly created heritage charity and public body Historic Environment … Continue reading

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Historic England says: ‘Breathe new life into an old place – Make it a Heritage Action Zone’

Historic England says its new Heritage Action Zones (HAZs) initiative should ‘unleash the power in England’s historic environment to create economic growth and improve quality of life in villages, towns and cities’ as it announces the first ten places to … Continue reading

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Will Self on 70 years of planning to ease conflict… the 1947 T&CPA on the BBC

The BBC currently features Will Self as he walks the London green belt in search of the 1947 Town and Country Planning Act (T&CPA), which he argues tried to end the post war British conflict between field and city.

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Sheffield’s sewer gas lamps get new lease of life

The BBC reports that Gas street lamps originally invented to burn off dangerous sewer gas are being restored in Sheffield.

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Crowdfunding campaign to save ‘secret’ Victorian chapel

A crowdfunding campaign has been launched to help save a former settlement chapel hidden away in London’s East End, in Bethnal Green, for more than 130 years.

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