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- IHBC launches new ‘Membership benefits’ page: Let your colleagues see the value in IHBC… and that’s before our accreditation! 22/02/2017
- IHBC update on ‘BIM4Heritage’ joint conference with COTAC and Ramboll – 9 December 2016 22/02/2017
- HLF five year ‘Bats in Churches’ partnership project 22/02/2017
- Headington Quarry memorial granted Grade II listing 22/02/2017
- St Paul’s Cathedral in appeal to stop bells falling silent 22/02/2017
- Go behind the scenes of Britain’s building sites 22/02/2017
- Experience a digital version of Sir John Soane’s Museum 22/02/2017
- BSI launches BIM Kitemark 22/02/2017
- Flayback Cemetery £325,000 project funded by Wirral Council and Historic England 22/02/2017
- IHBC NW Branch sorts foundations for 2017 Annual School: Training substructure to ‘Transport Infrastructure’ 18/02/2017
- IHBC Conservation Area 50th Anniversary Celebrations fund allocations: Thanks to all, and submissions accepted for waiting list 18/02/2017
- IHBC’s ‘Top HESPR pick’ of the week: National Trust international design competition for Clandon Park, launching 9 March 18/02/2017
- IHBC’s Marsh Awards reminder: £500 for successful heritage learning, and an IHBC Full School place – closing 31 March 18/02/2017
- IHBC welcomes Civic Voice’s Parliamentary ‘Big Conservation Conversation’, 7 March: includes Laura Sandys and Baroness Andrews 18/02/2017
- Heritage Protection Reform Proposals: Consultation responses summary from Historic England online 18/02/2017
- Salford Grade II Listed Church, recently restored, burnt down: Criminal investigation under way 18/02/2017
- Historic England officially objects to Neville and Giggs’ ‘aggressive’ Manchester Towers 18/02/2017
- Industrial Strategy Green Paper consultation and the heritage sector – closes 17 April 18/02/2017
- Cricket confronts climate change: Lord’s goes 100% renewable 18/02/2017
- Trusting trusty trustees, as The Archaeologist meets Context 15/02/2017
- IHBC’s Marsh reminder: £500 for retired IHBC members contributing to the community, and an IHBC Full School place – closing 31 March 15/02/2017
- Unsafe memorials in cemeteries: Commons Library briefing 15/02/2017
- DfT report on airport expansion summarises heritage impacts of Government-favoured Heathrow 15/02/2017
- £4M grants for English Museums and Galleries improvements under DCMS/Wolfson Galleries and Museums Fund 15/02/2017
- Cultural Property (Armed Conflicts) Bill next at its report stage and third reading on Monday 20 February 2017 15/02/2017
The Planning Inspectorate has issued new guidance documents on the procedures for tree preservation orders and tree replacement notices
Historic Environment Scotland has recognised Leith’s iconic Cables Wynd House (aka the ‘Banana Flats’) and neighbouring Linksview House at Category A, as IHBC Affiliate Dawn McDowell, Deputy Head of Designations at Historic Environment Scotland, describes them as ‘amongst the best examples’ of their type while they become ‘the 50th and 51st buildings built after the Second World War to be recognised with listing at Category A’.
IHBC member invitation: Join the Heritage Gateway website development – London 21/22 February – and get an £80 honorarium (almost the full IHBC annual fee after tax relief!)
The IHBC is a co-partner in the Heritage Gateway, the heritage information hub hosted by Historic England, and for the next stage of its development they are looking for historic and built environment consultants to take part in one of a series of focus groups to be held in London on 21 and 22 February, offering £80 to participants (which, coincidently, is almost the same as the full annual fee for IHBC membership, after tax relief and before other concessions and fee-support!)
The IHBC’s Vice-Chair Kathy Davies joined the debate on housing and neighbourhood planning at the recent joint All Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) for Civic Societies and for Local Democracy, led by Civic Voice, which took place on Tuesday 31 January, and here reports back on issues raised there.
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IHBC’s Marsh reminder: £500 for retired IHBC members contributing to the community, and an IHBC Full School place – closing 31 March
The IHBC’s Marsh Awards programme has entered its second year, and includes the celebration of retired IHBC members contributing to their community, with prizes of £500 and a free place at the IHBC’s Annual School (closing date 31 March 2017).
If you are not able to complete an online application, you can download an application form in either Word or PDF from the website.
If you would like further guidance on your nomination please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Find out more about this year’s Marsh Award
IHBC’s ‘Top HESPR tender picks’: Review Historic England written advice and guidance, closing 28 Feb, at £20,000-25,000
The IHBC’s commercial conservation services listing, HESPR – the Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition scheme – offers members weekly HESPR Bulletins that bring tender opportunities together into one handy resource, and the Director’s top pick for IHBC members this week features a call from Historic England for a review of its written advice and guidance, closing on 28 February and value at £20,000-25,000.
The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy consulted on these proposals but the IHBC Consultation Panel found that Each Home Counts fails to consider traditional buildings, especially those with solid walls, which is a serious omission as these represent almost a quarter of the UK’s building stock.
Following on from the publication last year of the report of the Select Committee on National Policy for the Built Environment, it was debated in the House of Lords on Tuesday 24 January, with Baroness Andrews leading discussions.
Figures from Markit/CIPS UK Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index show that industry had the weakest activity growth since the recovery began in September 2016, while job creation hit an eight-month peak but there was the strongest input cost inflation since August 2008.
The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) is inviting entries for its annual Award given in honour of Sir John Betjeman (closing date 21 February 2017).
As part of Hull’s City of Culture celebrations, the 75-metre, 25-tonne offshore wind turbine blade had been installed in the city’s Victoria Square without planning permission, according to the Hull Daily Mail.
A new partnership between the RSA and the Education Endowment Foundation will evaluate cultural learning projects in English schools to help understand how cultural learning activity improves educational outcomes, in particular for disadvantaged children, with a closing date of 15 February.
The Mayor of Paris has proposed a Repair, Maintenance and Improvement (RMI) programme to help care for the fabric of this iconic structural masterpiece as well improve security, reduce queues and protect visitors from adverse weather. Continue reading