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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
IHBC and COTAC welcome major new partnership – CITB, HES, HE and Cadw – to boost heritage construction skills
IHBC CPD opportunity: ‘Condition Surveys of Historic Buildings’ course, 3 May – Use our CPD plans to secure employer support!
An major project to restore Great Yarmouth’s historic Venetian Waterways is on course after securing a grant of more than £1.7m from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and Big Lottery Fund.
image courtesy of Darren J Barker
Arts Council England and government have announced that 30 local authorities’ libraries services from across the country will receive a total of £3.9 million from the Libraries Opportunities for Everyone Innovation fund.
Camra’s top accolade goes to George & Dragon, in Hudswell, Yorkshire, which was rescued from bankruptcy.
A new ‘Museum of Iron’ opening kicks off Ironbridge Gorge Museums 50th Anniversary celebrations.
Oxfordshire County Council, South Oxfordshire District Council and Vale of White Horse District Council have submitted a joint proposal to the government to become a new single unitary authority for Oxfordshire.
Derelict building in Dorset village known for its place in British trade union history has won a Heritage Lottery Fund grant.
IHBC Director helps open CIOB/NT conference: ‘Successful Operation of Historic Building’, London, 3 May
IHBC’s ‘Top HESPR pick’ of the week: Blackpool Council seeks structural engineer for Tower refurb, valued up to £200k, closing 27/04
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 Blackpool Council for a structural engineer to carry out work relating to the refurbishment of the Blackpool Tower Steel Structure, valued at £150,000-250,000 and closing 27 April.
IHBC members are encouraged to submit a nomination for the honours list by April 14 so that the outstanding efforts of those working in the heritage sector are acknowledged and celebrated. Continue reading
Simon Skinner, chief executive of the National Trust for Scotland (NTS) – Scotland’s biggest conservation charity – has said he believes it is almost inevitable that it will merge with the newly created heritage charity and public body Historic Environment Scotland (HES), because ‘If you go to an industry analogy, you have back offices we both run, payroll systems, we have conservators, they have conservators.’
Historic England says its new Heritage Action Zones (HAZs) initiative should ‘unleash the power in England’s historic environment to create economic growth and improve quality of life in villages, towns and cities’ as it announces the first ten places to receive funding over the next three-to-five years.
The BBC currently features Will Self as he walks the London green belt in search of the 1947 Town and Country Planning Act (T&CPA), which he argues tried to end the post war British conflict between field and city. Continue reading