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- IHBC Marsh Awards for 2020 open: ‘Your new chance to nominate ‘retired IHBC members’ and/or ‘successful learners’ for our awards’, closing 29 Feb 2020 10/12/2019
- Building on #IHBCNottingham2019, IHBC’s 2019 Annual School on ‘Heritage Risk and Resilience’: HE webinar on ‘Acting in a flooding emergency’, 11 Dec @1pm 10/12/2019
- Remember the IHBC’s Gus Astley Student Awards 2020: Win £500 and a free place on IHBC’s 2021 Aberdeen School, simply submit your coursework online – closing 31 July 2020! 10/12/2019
- IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the (courtroom) doorstep’: Heritage group blasts ‘flawed’ council plans for historic chapel 10/12/2019
- RIBA Awards 2020: Jury Application – call for volunteers 10/12/2019
- Home Protect Report: Unoccupied Homes in England now up, at almost 1% 10/12/2019
- Local Plan Route Mapper & Toolkit: Reviewing and updating local plan policies 10/12/2019
- Cultural Protection Fund – New funding announced for 2020-2021 10/12/2019
- 16th Century Stained-glass at Shrewsbury damaged in break-in 10/12/2019
- Detectorists stole Viking hoard that ‘rewrites history’ 10/12/2019
- IHBC’s new Context out now: Learning from New Towns, in the UK and beyond 06/12/2019
- Serious about your career? Stay ‘in the know’ with IHBC’s ‘Jobs etc.’ review, with opportunities from Edinburgh (x2) to the New Forest, for conservation specialists, planners, archaeologists and more! 06/12/2019
- More looking ahead to #IHBCBrighton2020 and ‘OLD TOWNS : NEW FUTURES’… with DCN: Districts declare high street emergency as retail applications plummet 06/12/2019
- IHBC’s HESPR pick from £383K+ costed opportunities this week: National agency seeks advice on plans for intangible culture, valued £18K, closing 18/12 06/12/2019
- IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the (courtroom) doorstep’: Mansfield man who demolished 19th century barn handed £1,500 penalty plus victim surcharge! 06/12/2019
- Methodology for Moisture Investigations in Traditional Buildings agreed 06/12/2019
- Theatres Trust: 4 new trustees sought, including ‘Planning specialist… with… a local authority context’, closing 8 January 06/12/2019
- BEFS: Digest on ‘main party manifestos’ and implications for Scotland’s historic environment 06/12/2019
- See what parties say on Climate Change, from The Carbon Brief 06/12/2019
- Eastbourne fire: Claremont Hotel engulfed in flames 06/12/2019
- Whitechapel foundry: The Secretary Of State steps in 06/12/2019
- RTPI on Political manifestos 06/12/2019
- IHBC’s IMHO signpost: ‘Is the way communities engage with the planning system broken?’ 06/12/2019
- Council+ Update: Personal CPD, IHBC CPD strategy and digital polling 03/12/2019
- IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Drinkers toast the future after historic Leeds pub granted GII listed heritage status 03/12/2019
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The repair of a set of sash-and-case windows in Aberdeen’s west end highlights 19th-century ingenuity and the need to take care of what might be lost when replacing windows, says Douglas Campbell in his recent article in IHBC’s Context No … Continue reading
© Alison McCandlish The IHBC has condemned the impending loss of conservation and related staff at Wirral, following reports of the impending demise of Wirral Council’s Conservation Service and the loss its Tree Officer due to financial stringencies. Mike Brown, IHBC … Continue reading
A new report by The Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC), supported by English Heritage (EH), into England’s local authority conservation staffing, shows continued long terms cuts, with the number of conservation specialists in English councils falling by 4% in … Continue reading
Conservation services in local authorities are a continuing concern for those giving evidence to the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee’s Inquiry into Funding for the Arts and Heritage. Carole Souter. HLF Chief Executive said, on 2 November: “The loss … Continue reading
Construction sector training body ConstructionSkills reviews grants after £10m loss. It is expected to make cuts to the training grants it pays to construction firms after it emerged that it will make a multimillion-pound loss for the second year running. … Continue reading
This consultation Following the publication of the IHBC’s research into conservation services, as part of its joint paper on historic environment services in LPAs, Huw Morris, in ‘Planning’, 15 May 2009 has highlighted the dangers of skills shortages in conservation … Continue reading
The results of the first nationwide survey into thatched buildings in Scotland have now been published, with Historic Environment Scotland (HES) and SPAB both leading the work. Historic Environment Scotland writes: All 305 of Scotland’s historic, traditional thatched buildings have … Continue reading
The largest ever research project into the condition of England’s industrial heritage has been published by English Heritage (EH) together with its annual ‘Heritage at Risk Register‘. English Heritage writes: Research reveals that · listed industrial buildings are more … Continue reading
On Sunday 9th June 2019 the Church of St Mary the Virgin, Shrewsbury, was broken into through one of the unique sixteenth century glass windows.
The UK Government is extending the Cultural Protection Fund with an additional £10 million of investment.
IHBC’s foresight in Context: Ireland’s Built and Archaeological Heritage sectoral ‘Climate Change Adaptation Plans’ out – will feature in future ‘Ireland’ issue
The Irish Government has published the first progress report on the Climate Action Plan, ‘the government’s plan to secure a cleaner, more sustainable, healthier Ireland for future generations,’ which includes sectoral adaptation plans, while the Built & Archaeological Heritage sectoral … Continue reading
IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the (cultural) doorstep’: Great Yarmouth’s Venetian Waterways to recapture former glories with Heritage Fund grant
Great Yarmouth’s 91 year old Venetian Waterways has been re-opened to the public following a £2.7 million regeneration project, supported predominantly by a £1.7 million National Lottery Heritage Fund grant, as reported by the Museums and Heritage Advisor.
Place Alliance has recently published a report which summarises views from a national survey of local councillors in England on their approach to the design of new residential development, including that ‘Design quality is undervalued by councils, but makes development … Continue reading
IHBC CPD Yearbook boost via DBW: Conservation in action at Scotland’s Engine Shed, from ‘paddlers’ to ‘divers’
From Historic Environment Scotland (HES), The Engine Shed is Scotland’s Building Conservation Centre in Stirling, and it uses a simple model to target diverse audiences, as all is now explained via the IHBC’s 2018 Yearbook and Designing Buildings Wiki (DBW) … Continue reading
IHBC offers sympathies to Paris – and Europe and beyond – on Notre Dame fire, as scale of damage continues under review
With the assessment of the scale of the fire damage to Notre Dame and its causes still ongoing, the IHBC offers its sympathies to the people of France, to Europe and to the world.
IHBC 2018 Belfast School reflections: A view from Limerick, and Ireland – ‘An AACO Member at the IHBC’s Belfast School’
The IHBC’s 2018 Annual School was well attended by practitioners from the Republic of Ireland – not least because of ongoing research linked to the institute’s own Branch priorities – while offering his personal and professional take on the experience … Continue reading
Heritage 2020 – Expressions of Interest sought for pro bono update on statutory England’s heritage-related duties of England’s local authorities, closing 5 July
Heritage 2020 a sector-wide initiative to sustain and promote the historic environment of England, is seeking ‘Expressions of Interest’ in a pro bono update on statutory England’s heritage-related duties of England’s local authorities, closing 5 July.
IHBC Chair James Caird has written to the local paper that featured ‘joke’ comments from a Coventry City councillor linked to the sudden departure of the local conservation officer and recent listings by DCMS that, in the councillor’s opinion, threaten … Continue reading
IHBC’s ‘heritage from the (UK) doorstep’: Bath’s South Stoke saves pub with ‘biggest community buy-back’, inspiring others too!
A £1m campaign to resurrect the Packhorse Public House in South Stoke has brought the village together, with ‘the biggest community pub buy-back project in British history’ as supporters hope it will inspire others, the Guardian reports. image Guardian website
The construction industry’s main training body, the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), could shed ‘hundreds of jobs’, union officials warn, amid plans to shut offices as reported by the BBC on 15 November 2017.
IHBC CPD boost from Scotland: ‘Architectural conservation solves 21C environmental, social and economic challenges’
Dr Cristina González-Longo – Director at the IHBC recognised conservation course at Strathclyde – explains how Scotland’s identity is closely linked to its historic buildings, ranking in the Nation Brands Index at 12 out of 50 nations for its reputation … Continue reading
New Context out: ‘Floorscape –The heritage at our feet’ and much more, from Listing’s 70th anniversary to Student Awards
The latest edition of the IHBC’s membership journal Context is now out, themed around traditional paving and its contribution to our experience of places, with Robert Huxford of the Urban Design Group (UDG) as guest commissioning editor for the theme, … Continue reading
Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service (FRS) has issued advice on protecting heritage buildings against fire. image Devon & somerset FRS website
The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) has concluded its tailored review of the National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF) and the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), noting that the ‘functions of distributing National Lottery funding and providing a fund … Continue reading
An independent study led by Historic England (HE) and co-funded by the Heritage Lottery Find (HLF), has been published, revealing how people feel about the impacts of cuts on local authority heritage services in the South West.