Daily Archives: 06/02/2018

Don’t forget: Check out IHBC events from across the UK in the Branches panel scroll on our new web homepage!

The IHBC’s new website and home page now boasts a dedicated search facility to explore the CPD and events our Branches are offering to all our members – CPD, talks, networking and much more.

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IHBC Branches: Celebrate your retired members with a nomination to our Marsh Awards – they might win £500 cash and a free School place

IHBC Branches can celebrate retired members who volunteer their time and skills with a nomination to the IHBC’s Marsh Award for Community Contribution before 28 February, with £500 and a Full School place at our 2018 School in Belfast in … Continue reading

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Civic Voice’s free events: Share WWI Memorials Programme stories, in its final year

The stories are from the project, led by Civic Voice as part of the national commemorative events, to help conserve and protect the nation’s war memorials for the long term, and ensure there are skilled volunteers available to assess there … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: NI council faces legal action over controversial nursing home plans 

A local conservation action group, Rostrevor Action Respecting the Environment (RARE). is taking legal action against the local council in Northern Ireland (NI) after it went against planning official recommendations for a second time to approve a controversial development in … Continue reading

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Ministers for DHCLG and DCMS pledge strengthened planning to protect music venues

Housing developers building new homes near music venues should be responsible for addressing noise issues according to the Ministers for Housing, Communities & Local Government, and for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport.

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City of Bath plans tourist levy to support heritage, arts and culture

Councillors in Bath are looking to cash in on the 5.8 million tourists that visit the historic city each year, with plans to introduce a bed tax that could raise millions of pounds for the British UNESCO World Heritage Site. … Continue reading

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Garfield Weston Foundation announce new fund for community charities

To celebrate the Foundation’s 60 Year Anniversary and the vital role of volunteers and community charities, Garfield-Weston foundation have launched an additional grants scheme that will be open to applications from 5th January to 30th June 2018 exclusively – the … Continue reading

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Law Commission to explore leasehold, chancel repair liability and more

Leasehold, trust law, smart contracts and chancel repair liability are among the 14 projects that the Law Commission will look at over the next three years.

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RTPI: New advice on Strategic Environmental Assessment 

The Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) has published new practice advice to help planners undertake Strategic Environmental Assessment / Sustainability Appraisal (SEA/SA) more effectively and efficiently.

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APPG tasked with studying new towns is launched

A new All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) was launched on 17 January 2018 to ‘shine political spotlight’ on growth opportunities in new towns. image LocalGov website

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Commons DCMS Committee launches inquiry into social impact of participation in culture and sport

The House of Commons Select Committee on Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) launched a new inquiry on 17 January 2018 to investigate ways in which taking part in the arts, cultural activities and sport can have a positive impact … Continue reading

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Whitby’s East Pier footbridge to be rebuilt to link to GII pier 

A footbridge linking Whitby’s East Pier to an extension is to be replaced 17 years after it was first removed as Scarborough Council has given consent for a new bridge between the extension and the Grade II-listed pier.

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