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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
IHBC’s ‘Top HESPR tender pick of the week’: Blaenau Gwent County BC, Town Centres Strategy, closing 27 Jan
More than half of heritage sites and monuments managed by Historic Environment Scotland (HES) are at risk, according to a recent report, as analysis of 352 historic sites and monuments found 89 per cent were exposed to ‘damaging’ environmental effects, though mitigation calculations can reduce the count to 53%.
The Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) will carry out a review of a range of aspects of VAT in order to consider whether the VAT system is ‘working appropriately in today’s economy and to identify simplification opportunities’, with an update on its work and call for evidence to appear in the spring of 2017.
The Helping Great Britain Work Well strategy from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) sets out how everyone who undertakes or influences workplace activities can contribute to the ambition of improving Great Britain’s health and safety record.
A new Facebook-like social platform and smartphone applications (apps) will be developed by a European consortium to enable people to document Europe’s cultural heritage.
The National Lottery funds will revitalise 13 public parks across the UK, including five situated in coastal communities.
Lord Prior of Brampton replaces Jesse Norman, who has become energy minister after just six months in the construction role.
A boat that saved the lives of 600 stranded Allied troops at Dunkirk and a former prisoner of war camp will receive more than £1m for restoration work from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), the BBC reports.
Plans to demolish a 1920s theatre have been approved by councillors amid an angry protest by more than 100 campaigners, according to the BBC.
IHBC update: New voluntary Chair sought for Canal & River Trust’s Heritage Advisory Group, to succeed Sir Neil Cossons
Arts Council England reports that private investment in arts and culture has grown over the last three years and appears to be becoming less reliant on public funding.
The Architectural Heritage Fund (AHF) has issued its 2015-16 annual report and highlights progress on its projects and its reform programme, which aims to reduce costs and strengthen its governance.
The Department of Culture, Media and Sport’s (DCMS) report Countries of Culture: Funding and support for the arts outside London says that cultural projects support other policy areas and that best practice should be shared between local authorities.
Professional services consultancy WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff has been awarded the programme, project and cost management role for Parliament’s Northern Estate Programme (NEP).
Across the country, architectural gems are being bought by developers to help cash-strapped local authorities, according to the Guardian.
The seventh annual BIM survey from the NBS, the construction specification organisation, allows respondents to comment on the introduction of the Government’s 2016 BIM mandate, while no closing date is stated.
New report from the Department for Culture, Media & Sport provides advice to help English libraries make better use of their buildings and create a sustainable sector.
IHBC welcomes members to 2017, the 50th anniversary of Conservation Area legislation, with IHBC funds still available for local civic celebrations
The IHBC welcomes members to 2017, the 50th anniversary year of Conservation Area legislation, with a reminder that there are funds still available in our Conservation Area Anniversary allocation to help locals celebrate their Conservation Areas and help communities understand more about their value and potential.
IHBC challenges low fine of £20k in un-supported and illegal GII demolition – makes ‘demolition a viable development option!’
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 Clare Castle Country Park for bids relating to an extensive programme of conservation work… required to preserve and bring to life the Park’s heritage assets, with a closing date for bids of 31 January, and valued at £20,000 – £60,000.
Context CPD boost: Works of art in public places – How should we protect memory through national designation
Historic Environment Scotland is consulting about how to demonstrate how works of art and other objects in the environment are valued, say Barbara Cummins and Elizabeth McCrone in their recent article in IHBC’s Context No 147
Image – Bruce’s Stone © Crown Copyright: Historic Environment Scotland