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- IHBC voices scepticism at Government response to petition on VAT relief for ‘repairs and approved alterations to listed buildings’ 16/11/2018
- IHBC’s HESPR top pick from £55K+ costed work this week: Historic England seeks Surveys and Statements for HAZ-related Bishop Auckland buildings, closing 29/11, £13-15K value 16/11/2018
- IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Local Stop The Rot media and sector campaign could trigger success for community-backed Grimsby ‘turnaround’ 16/11/2018
- IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Architect dubs Rochdale the ‘Venice of the North’ as part of HAZ-related training 16/11/2018
- IHBC’s ‘CPD Boost’ from The Consultation Institute: ‘Early stakeholder engagement and espousing experts essential ingredients for successful developers’ 16/11/2018
- IHBC CPD Boost via Designing Buildings WIKI: ‘What might Brexit mean for construction?’ 16/11/2018
- No 10 ‘slaps down’ Penny Mordaunt over plan to end UNESCO funding 16/11/2018
- Skilled worker shortage ‘worst in four years’ according to CECA 16/11/2018
- Canal & River Trust consults on restructure that puts 240 roles ‘at risk’ 16/11/2018
- Help CKTG improve construction industry knowledge by completing a survey on information access and constraints 16/11/2018
- HES consultation on new Historic Environment Policy (HEP) : Closes midnight, 3 December 2018 16/11/2018
- PLACE Alliance ‘BIG MEET 8: Artists and the Arts in Place-Making’ report available 16/11/2018
- IHBC Scotland Branch free – YES ‘FREE’ – CPD Conference with AGM – ‘Design at the Water’s Edge’, Dundee, 29 Nov., includes V&A tour; Book by 25 Nov. as numbers are limited! 13/11/2018
- IHBC’s ‘Budget in Brief’ heritage take on Skills, Celebration and Investment 13/11/2018
- IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: First stage of a project to restore historic Burton-in-Kendal buildings lauded by The Westmoreland Gazette 13/11/2018
- Public to have say on England’s new National Parks – Call closes 18 December 13/11/2018
- £5M boost from CITB to get hard-to-reach candidates into construction with new Pathways into Construction 13/11/2018
- Sara Crofts IHBC appointed Chief Executive of ICON 13/11/2018
- Nearly 3000 visitors came to the SPAB’s first ever Old House Show at the Old Royal Naval College (ORNC), Greenwich in September. 13/11/2018
- AHF-supported projects win at the Scottish Heritage Angel Awards 13/11/2018
- Pugin Society: Illustrator of children’s book inspired by Pugin’s Gothic vision – ‘Bringing Pugin to a younger readership’ 13/11/2018
- Career interests in heritage? See IHBC’s latest ‘Jobs etc.’ skills review: From conservation and heritage skills, to graphics, bat projects and more 10/11/2018
- Fire at Nottingham’s Cattle Market: More sad context in the host city for IHBC’s 2019 Annual School ‘Heritage, Risk & Resilience’ 10/11/2018
- IHBC’s HESPR top pick from £3.7M+ costed work this week: Historic England seeks HE L3 building record for Grimsby’s unlisted Cooperage, closing 13/11, £4-4.5K value 10/11/2018
- IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: 27 months jail for lead theft from Selby Abbey roof – by the York Press 10/11/2018
Monthly Archives: April 2017
IHBC’s 2017 Yearbook now out: On ‘infrastructure’, inspired by IHBC’s 2017 Annual School and introduced by HLF’s Ros Kerslake
More than 5500 copies of the IHBC’s Yearbook for 2017 are being distributed to members and sector leaders, containing feature articles linked to the IHBC’s 2017 Annual School theme of ‘Historic Transport Infrastructure’, as well as the regular IHBC resources, … Continue reading
Another remarkable day of IHBC-recognised CPD on the ‘Conservation of Thatch’, is on offer on 17 May, in Peterborough, with costs supported by Historic England.
Reminder: IHBC helps open CIOB/NT conference: ‘Successful Operation of Historic Building’, London 3 May
IHBC director, Sean O’Reilly will join in opening this joint CIOB/National Trust conference and the IHBC will host a stand at this one day event which focuses on ‘the key tools to ensure the successful operation of historic buildings.’
IHBC’s ‘Top HESPR pick’ of the week: Torfaen CBC’s ‘on-site survey of scheduled structures /buildings’, valued @ £15,000 & closing 15 May
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
The IHBC has welcomed the news that Ian Morrison, Chief Executive of the Architectural Heritage Fund is to be Historic England’s (HE’s) next Director of Planning and will lead the heritage body’s Planning staff across nine regional offices at a … Continue reading
Crispin Truman, Chief Executive of The Churches Conservation Trust, is to vacate his post there at the end of July to take up the position of CEO of the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE).
The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have set up a Cathedrals Working Group, CWG, in response to a recent call for a revision of the adequacy of the current Cathedrals Measure. image by S.McLeish
A woman who decorated her London townhouse with red and white stripes can ignore a council order to repaint it, the High Court has ruled.
Insightful and colourful presentations from a range of speakers who contributed to a two-day BEFS conference in Glasgow are now available online.
Many World Heritage Sites (WHSs) inscribed for their cultural values face pressures, but the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) points out that nearly half the natural WHSs are at risk from the same kinds of industry that can threaten cultural sites, … Continue reading
The Churches Conservation Trust has announced that on Tuesday 11th April they discovered that the lead roof covering had been stolen from Inglesham church.
The Shambles, York’s famous fourteenth century market road, has been named Britain’s prettiest street following a survey by National Express Group.
The IHBC has welcomed Historic England’s (HE) update of its Heritage Crime Guidance for Sentencers, which is designed to assist Judges, Magistrates and their legal advisers in determining the appropriate sentence for a heritage crime.
Be a ‘Friend’ to the IHBC’s 2017 Manchester School and use your network to join ours, absolutely free! (Limited Offer)
IHBC Director Sean O’Reilly said: ‘This year the IHBC is offering a chance for sector organisations to have a free place on our School website as a ‘Friend’ of the School. You can have a logo linking to your website … Continue reading
The RTPI has outlined its response to the UK Government’s ‘Industrial Strategy’ saying ‘it fails to link up with other government strategies such as housing and the environment’.
Members of England’s lead link heritage grouping, the Historic Environment Forum (HEF) and the working groups of the linked initiative Heritage 2020 recently came together to discuss diversity in the historic environment sector.
Residents in luxury Southbank flats sue Tate Modern over ‘nosy tourists peering into windows from balcony’
Wealthy residents living in the Neo Bankside flats along London’s Southbank are suing the Tate Modern over its public balcony which allows gallery-goers to look straight into their luxury apartments.
London pub numbers drop 25%, as Mayor seeks to halt decline: Ideas welcome via SPG ‘Night-time Economy’ consultation
London Mayor Sadiq Khan has released new figures, which he branded as ‘shocking’, revealing that London has lost 1,220 pubs since 2001 – an average of 81 closures a year, and seeks suggestions linked to a consultation on ‘Culture and … Continue reading
EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards 2017: winners announced on 5 April 2017 include two UK winners
The European Commission and Europa Nostra revealed the winners of the 2017 European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards, Europe’s top honour in the heritage field including two from the UK Cromford Mills Building,Derbyshire, and Samphire Maritime Project in … Continue reading
The Guardian has published a headline feature exploring how events organised as part of a funding drive for Manchester’s Victoria Baths, which sold out quicker than Glastonbury, is the latest in a long line of projects to restore historic swimming … Continue reading
Conservation campaigners are calling for Barratt Homes to halt plans to demolish the church and former orphanage as part of major new housing estate as both Save Britain’s Heritage and The Victorian Society have voiced objections to Birmingham City Council.
The BBC has reported that two horse skeletons and the remains of a chariot dating back to the Iron Age have been found on a housing development in East Yorkshire.
The IHBC’s South West (SW) Branch explores ‘Heritage in Law’ at its 2017 Conference, supported by Historic England, with IHBC Full Member Dr Charles Mynors as keynote speaker, and taking place in Bristol on 9 June and with reduced rates … Continue reading
IHBC welcomes BEFS’ success in new National Performance Framework heritage measures: Critical disrepair in pre-1919 dwellings
The IHBC has welcomed the announcement by Built Environment Forum Scotland (BEFS) that, following active engagement with the Scottish Government and across is members, a new National Performance Framework (NPF) measure for the historic environment has been adopted, the percentage … Continue reading
IHBC’s digital Contexts – Full issues going online: 1-20 available now! And if you have Issue 4, let us know!
The IHBC has commenced the posting online of the complete issues of Context, originally the ‘Newsletter’ of the predecessor organisation, the ACO, and today the historic environment practitioner’s best source for accessible expertise in contemporary conservation, with issues 1-20 now … Continue reading