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- IHBC launches online registration for Recognised CPD providers: Sign up online, for free! 19/05/2017
- Be a ‘Friend’ to the IHBC’s 2017 Manchester School and use your network to join ours, absolutely free! (Limited Offer) 19/05/2017
- IHBC responds to White Paper on housing market 19/05/2017
- HESPR top Pick: Pembrokeshire seeks consultant to define and value cultural heritage, closing 13 June 19/05/2017
- Wales’ Economy Secretary launches UK’s first statutory list of historic place names 19/05/2017
- UNESCO: UK Explanation of Vote (EoV) concerning the Jerusalem and Culture resolutions 19/05/2017
- Celebrating Scotland’s ‘Year of Heritage etc’ in parks and greenspaces 19/05/2017
- Belfast dry docks may lose listed building status 19/05/2017
- Italy giving away dozens of historic buildings for free (with just one catch: tourism) 19/05/2017
- University of Dundee invites people to virtually design new building 19/05/2017
- IHBC welcomes Historic England support for 2017 Annual School: ‘Marking some 10 years of strategic support for accessible, sector-wide CPD’ 17/05/2017
- IHBC launches web page resource for our bespoke PI Insurance scheme 17/05/2017
- Changes in Wales’ EIA highlighted 17/05/2017
- London’s Skyline Campaign launches petition against change to Westminster’s tall buildings policy 17/05/2017
- Brick Awards 2017 now open: Closing 9 June 17/05/2017
- Opinion: WHS status for Lake District? Not if it’s preserving a sheepwrecked monument to subsidised overgrazing and ecological destruction 17/05/2017
- Discover Edinburgh in 101 extraordinary objects: Part of Scotland’s Year of History Heritage and Archaeology 17/05/2017
- Brodsworth Hall ‘posh privy’ unveiled: BBC Celebrates! 17/05/2017
- Interested in IHBC’s UK plans… and heritage policy? Late opportunities to attend Council+ in Birmingham, 18 May 12/05/2017
- IHBC’s 2017 School bursaries still available: ‘Money’s not the barrier’ to the 2017 Manchester School on ‘Transport Infrastructure’ 12/05/2017
- IHBC CPD boost: Extend your skills using Designing Buildings Wiki’s ‘Top 50’ 12/05/2017
- HESPR top Pick: Swansea seeks comprehensive survey for Hafod Copperworks Archaeological Assessment, closing 1 June 12/05/2017
- CV Vice President Sandys highlights 33% reduction in conservation officers: Communities -‘Make conservation a national issue’ 12/05/2017
- Don’t forget: Historic England’s Heritage Angels Awards open till 4 June: Say ‘Well Done’ to someone you know – even yourself! 12/05/2017
- Survey: More tall buildings planned for London as 436 now projected 12/05/2017
The Environmental Audit Committee has criticised the Government for failing to set out a clear plan to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals (or ‘Global Goals’) in the UK.
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English Heritage is planning to dig under York’s most iconic of locations, the 12th-century Clifford’s Tower, and build a visitor centre, but the fight to stop the works is to go to the high court.
Herefordshire Council’s cabinet has agreed to sell all of its county farms.
Opinion: The Apprenticeship Levy is an opportunity for businesses to improve – we shouldn’t waste it
The Apprenticeship Levy came into force on 6 April, and the Telegraph’s Steve Hill argues that we need to take full advantage of the UK Government’s initiative ‘to ensure larger organisations get serious about apprenticeship programmes’.
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, all introduced by Ros Kerslake, Chief Executive of the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), the key funding resource in UK heritage conservation.
Reminder: IHBC helps open CIOB/NT conference: ‘Successful Operation of Historic Building’, London 3 May
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 week features a call from Torfaen County Borough Council (CBC) for on-site surveys of three scheduled structures /buildings, closing 15 May and valued at £15,000.
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 critical time for the nation’s historic environment.
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). Continue reading
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.
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