Consultation: England’s civil society strategy – have your say… by 22 May 

A consultation is now open on having your say on how government can work with and for civil society to tackle challenges and unlock opportunities, and closes on 22 May 2018.

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2018 School Bursaries: ‘Money is not the barrier’ – £3750 still available to support delegates needing support

AS2018 bursariesUp to £3750 of bursary places (mainly for the Day School) are still available for the IHBC’s 2018 School in Belfast on 21-23 June, themed on ‘Our Shared Heritage’ and offering some of the best heritage learning and CPD around: up to 9 hours for the Day School and AGM and up to 24 hours over the 3-day Full School, including networking.

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‘IHBC Jobs etc.’ skills update: From LA COs to amenity societies, summer jobs and private companies – some closing 4 May!

logosTo help understand skills and career profiles in the sector, the IHBC now offers regular reviews of recent career openings and staff appointments featured on our ‘IHBC Jobs etc.’ service – from Local Authority (LA) Conservation Officers (COs) to summer jobs – with some posts closing very soon!

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Reminder: IHBC’s Chair and Vice Chair join Civic Societies APPG on Conservation Areas: London, 8 May -#myconservationareamatters

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IHBC’s Chair and Vice Chair join Civic Societies APPG on Conservation Areas: London, 8 May -#myconservationareamatters

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‘After opening’: IHBC, Felton and Donald Insall Associates Architects on Kew’s Temperate House on DBW’s Home Page

publicationTo commemorate the opening of Decimus Burton’s monumental Temperate House precinct at the Unesco World Heritage Site of Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, reopened on 3 May 2018 after a 5-year, £41 million restoration project, Designing Buildings Wiki has featured on its Home Page the article on that evolving project that appeared IHBC’s Context from May 2016, written by Aimée Felton, an associate at Donald Insall Associates Architects.

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IHBC HESPR’s top pick from c.£250K+ costed work this week: Community-engaged Design Guide developer sought for Welwyn Garden City scheme etc., closing 29/05, £50,000 contract

HESPR logoThe IHBC’s heritage business register HESPR – the Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition scheme – offers members weekly ‘News and Tender Alert’ emails, with costed opportunities worth some £1.5M+ this week, with the IHBC Director’s top pick for NewsBlog readers this week featuring Supply Hertfordshire’s call for a consultancy to prepare a community-engaged Design Guide for the Welwyn Garden City Estate Management Scheme area etc., closing 29 May and valued at £50,000.

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IHBC CPD boost in Context’s ‘Isle of Man’ issue: ‘Understanding the the island’ – planning review and protection

buildingCatriona Mackie writes about ’The island in context’ in the latest edition of IHBC’s Context, themed on the Isle of Man, setting out its planning system, currently under review, and the opportunities to amend or radically redesign planning and conservation policy and legislation.

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Ivybridge is about to turn trendy – thanks to its old paper mill, writes The Plymouth Herald

buildingsStowford Mill, Ivybridge, is one of Devon’s oldest industrial sites – and it’s undergoing a transformation to become ‘trendy’, says The Plymouth Herald.

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Civic Voice says: Come to a ‘Sharing Success’ event and learn how others are Remembering the Fallen 

buildingCivic Voice’s First World War Memorials Programme is inviting to its ‘Sharing Success’ events to learn how communities are ‘Remembering the Fallen’.

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BEFS updates on HES Policy Statement workshop

paper with writingIn March, Built Environment Forum Scotland (BEFS) held a lively workshop with stakeholders from across the sector to review Historic Environment Scotland’s Policy Statement (HESPS), ahead of the HES consultations and review to be held in 2018 and you can now read about the outcomes of the intensive workshop and the report online. 

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World Heritage UK welcomes change of mood on Liverpool’s World Heritage Site

Buildings and riverWorld Heritage UK, the body representing all 31 UK World Heritage Sites, has acknowledged that, in response to UNESCO’s concerns, Liverpool City Council and Peel Holdings have together recently taken three positive initiatives to minimise the risk of Liverpool losing World Heritage Status.

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Scotland’s ‘Understanding planning ‘jargon’’ briefing by SPICe

booklet coverA new briefing note by SPICe (The Scottish Parliament Infromation Cente) provides short definitions of commonly used planning terms and abbreviations, characterised as jargon but with each interpretation qualified as being ‘brief summary of what are often complex matters, many of which have very exact legal meanings’.

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Victorian ‘dead house’ in Powys is saved from ruin by grant

BBC websiteA ‘dead house’ where bodies were kept in Victorian times before burial is to be saved from ruin as part of the Grade II-listed St Cynog’s church in Boughrood, Powys, that was rebuilt in the 19th Century, is to receive a £50,000 Heritage Lottery Fund grant.

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Pre-School planning for 2018?  Boost your IHBC accreditation submission (& CPD) in Belfast (31/05) and beyond, with free application support MATE sessions

IHBC MATE Event imagesThe next round of the IHBC’s popular and free MATE sessions – our Membership Application Training Events, supporting applications for IHBC accreditation – is under way with plans in place for Belfast (31/05: Online booking open), Glasgow (7/06), booking open), and sessions in the South and North planned ? for later in the year , with details to be confirmed, so be sure to book your place early with Kate at lets@ihbc.org.uk.

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More IHBC members with benefits: LPOC’s special offer –Listed Heritage FREE to IHBC members

logo and imageThe IHBC is delighted to announce that the Listed Property Owners’ Club has agreed to provide free subscriptions to their Listed Heritage magazine to IHBC members on request.

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REMINDER: Promote your business, service or operations at the IHBC’s 2018 School – great value, from leaflet distribution and exhibition space to sponsorship!

Looking for work? Book your promotional opportunities at the IHBC’s 2018 School: Belfast 21-23 June – #Europeforculture

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IHBC’s CPD boost in Context: Isle of Man’s archaeology – ’10,000 years of settlement’

Meayll_Circle_Isle_of_Man_image_Flickr_CC_2.0_Culture_VanninEdmund Southworth explores ’10,000 years of settlement’ in our new issue of Context, as writes about the rich archaeology of the Isle of Man.

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Medieval Coventry monastery to be restored as visitor attraction for UK City of Culture 2021

Coventry Observer WebsiteOne of Coventry’s ‘finest medieval buildings’ will be restored as a major visitor attraction in time for City of Culture 2021, the Coventry Observer explains.

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HES publishes Annual Operating Plan 2018/19

HES Annual Operating Plan websiteHistoric Environment Scotland (HES) has set out its plan for the year ahead with publication of its Annual Operating Plan for 2018/19.

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WAF’s Architectural Photography Awards open for entries

websiteThe Architectural Photography Awards, supported by World Architecture Festival (WAF) and inclusive of both full time professional and keen amateur photographers, is now open.

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History Mapped Out: Changes to HES’ PastMap website are making it even easier to search Scotland’s historic sites and landscapes 

HES websiteHistoric Environment Scotland (HES) has announced that, after 6 weeks of being tried, tweaked and tried again, its new version of PastMap is live, with several new and enhanced features.

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Planning Policy Wales Consultation Reminder

Wales Gov welsh dragonThe Welsh Government’s consultation on the draft edition 10 of Planning Policy Wales will close in a little over four weeks, on 18 May.

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IHBC’s Student Awards for 2017 now out: Gus Astley Student Award and commendations at Belfast School in 2018 

The winner of the IHBC Gus Astley Student Award for 2017 has been announced as Rodolfo Acevedo Rodríguez, then on the IHBC-recognised conservation course at University of Cambridge, for his work on the history, design and function of Thornton Abbey Gatehouse, Lincolnshire, selected by the judge for the year, Carole Souter CBE, as a ‘clear, informative, well researched and beautifully produced and illustrated’ representation of current conservation-related course work.

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IHBC 2018 School: New speaker confirmed – RoI’s ‘Heritage Council’ adds its voice with Ian Doyle, Head of Conservation on ‘Transforming heritage care in Ireland…’ 

Ian DoyleThe IHBC is delighted to announce a new speaker to the 2018 School’s already distinguished list for the Day School on 22 June in Belfast, as Ian Doyle, Head of Conservation with Ireland’s Heritage Council – the country’s statutory agency for Ireland’s heritage policy – will engage delegates on ‘Transforming heritage care in Ireland: The Heritage Council and local authorities in the 21st century‘.

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IHBC 2018 School Friend UAH launches Heritage Angel Awards for NI in Derry~Londonderry: closing 1 June 

Angel Awards NIUlster Architectural Heritage (UAH) – a friend of the IHBC’s 2018 Belfast School – has launched the 2018 Heritage Angel Awards for Northern Ireland in Derry~Londonderry, celebrating the unsung heroes of local heritage, and with applications and nominations open until Friday 1st June 2018.

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