IHBC’s sixth NewsBlog Branches Update: Explore Branch CPD events across the UK

IHBC Branches OS MapSummertime is an ideal period for holidays and for planning future Autumn CPD events open to IHBC members and non-members, while our new NewsBlog resource means you can browse the wide range of Branch and partner CPD events on the IHBC Calendar and pass them on to your colleagues and networks.

Save the date for the next London branch AGM, drinks and talk by Conisbee Consulting Engineers in London and have a look at the next Yorkshire Branch ‘heritage pub’ meeting in Leeds and the forthcoming North West Annual Conference in Liverpool.

ALWAYS BE SURE TO BOOK AND CHECK WITH THE BRANCH FOR LATEST DETAILS!

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IHBC’s latest ‘Jobs etc’ skills review: From private to public sector posts (and both)

logosTo help profile career opportunities across the conservation and heritage sectors, the IHBC now offers regular reviews of job openings and staff appointments featured in our IHBC Jobs etc. service, with many posts still open!

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IHBC welcomes RSK to HESPR, as IHBC’s unique interdisciplinary quality assurance service now nears 40

logoContinuing the remarkable run in new members of the IHBC’s conservation service quality assurance listing HESPR , multidisciplinary consultancy RSK has become the latest company to join the near 40 heritage businesses that now enjoy the benefits and support services of the IHBC’s commercial conservation network.

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IHBC HESPR’s top NewsBlog pick from £450K of costed work this week: Herefordshire Council seeks consultant for city design guide, closing 30/07, value £80k

HESPR logoThe IHBC’s heritage business register HESPR – the Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition scheme – offers members weekly ‘News and Tender Alert’ emails, with the IHBC Director’s top pick for NewsBlog readers this week featuring the call from Herefordshire Council for a consultant to prepare a Hereford city centre design guide, which closes on 30 July and is valued at £80,000.

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: ‘Norwich deserves better’ – HE warns it will fight Anglia Square development

websiteThe Norwich Evening News highlights how Historic England (HE) has warned it will fight to see a Norwich City Council development at Anglia Square called in by the Secretary of State if approval looks likely.

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RTPI: Planning absent from top table in 83% of councils in the UK, despite statutory function

websiteThe planning function has been relegated to lower positions in the corporate structure of local authorities across the UK, a new survey by the RTPI has revealed, as it finds that the head of planning is a member of the top management team in only 17% of councils in the UK, despite the fact that planning is, like social services and education, a statutory function.

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Heritage Ability finalists in the National Lottery Awards!

websiteHeritage Lottery Fund-supported charity Heritage Ability, covering the south west of England, reports that it has made it into the final 7 in the heritage category of the National Lottery Awards, and seeks public support to move further.

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ChurchCare: Further Faculty Rules consultation – closes 6 August

website and logoChurchCare, the Church of England’s national resource supporting parishes, dioceses and cathedrals caring for their buildings, is consulting on revisions to internal procedures for fabric management, under their Faculty Rules, in order to ‘increase their simplification’, with the consultation closing on 6 August.

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Incredible interactive panoramic cityscape lets you ‘fly’ across London at sunset

websitePeople seeking a bird’s-eye view of London can now ‘fly’ across the capital using an incredible interactive online tool.

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IHBC’s ‘Shared heritage in action’ in Belfast: NI Branch thanks delegates, volunteers, sponsors, supporters, School Friends and more, for making 2018 School such a success

The IHBC’s Northern Ireland (NI) Branch, alongside the School’s main sponsors, Heritage Collective, have offered their collective thanks to the many people and players who helped make the Day School and Full School days and evenings such a success, demonstrating what lead organiser and joint chair Andrew McClelland characterised as ‘Shared heritage in action’!

People and Sculptures image – L to R: Zinnie Denby-Mann, Rodolpho Acevedo Rodriguez, Ross McCleary, David Bevan (face hidden), and Francis Swanston (Photo J Taylor)

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IHBC’s CPD boost: Caithness Broch Project and some of the secrets of broch building

buildingScotland has played a huge part in the world of architecture, design and engineering, while a type of structure apparently found only in Scotland, the ‘Broch’, has an incredible physical presence, and could be described a marvel of engineering legacy.

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: EastEnders actress June Brown backs campaign to save Leas Pavilion from developer

websiteKentOnline explores how battle lines are being drawn between campaigners and a developer about renewed plans to transform the Leas Pavilion in Folkestone into a health club and flats.

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Unesco announces range of new World Heritage Sites

Mountain monasteries in South Korea, a Saudi oasis and Mumbai’s art deco buildings are among a number of sites to make it on to Unesco’s World Heritage List, reports the BBC.

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New UK parliamentary group – APPG – formed on good design and placemaking, supported by by ACE

Houses of Parliament courtesy of UK GovA new All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) has been formed to ensure housing issues are prioritised, with the Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE) providing the secretariat and leading discussion on proposals from an ACE report, launched on the same date, Unlocking Housing: Reinvigorating Local Communities through Placemaking.

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England’s planning appeal inquiries review with terms of reference announced

DCLG 2 Marsham Street LondonA Planning appeal inquiry review was announced by England’s Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) on 22 June 2018 together with its terms of reference.

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Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) failures cost Balfour Beatty £695,000

websiteContractor Balfour Beatty Utility Solutions has been fined £500,000 with costs of £195,000 for exposing workers to Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) over a nine-year period and failing to report cases of HAVS that arose.

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Sites of suffragette protest and sabotage recognised in England’s lists

building and sloganSome 41 places across England that were at the centre of suffragette action – from mass meetings and smashed windows to prison hunger strikes and post box fires – have been officially recognised within England’s national listings, while the grave of Emmeline Pankhurst, leader of the suffragettes, has been upgraded to II*.

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Launch of UK’s Great British High Street competition 2018

logoCommunities across the UK are being urged to back their local high streets by entering them into the Great British High Street Awards 2018.

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IHBC North West Branch Day Conference: ‘The Work of Faith’, 18th October, Liverpool

The IHBC’s North West Branch has launched its Day Conference for 2018, on ‘The Work of Faith’, which will include local tours of sites, and takes place on 18 October in the Liverpool Medical Institution.

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IHBC’s International Strategy moves forward: ‘Please let us know of any links, suggestions or proposals’!

Council + imageThe IHBC’s burgeoning ‘International strategy’ is evolving – shaped and informed by wide-ranging contributions from members and colleagues – so if you have any thoughts, let us know!

IHBC Council+ discusses ‘International strategy’

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IHBC update: ‘Urgent support needed in bid for c.50 doctoral studies on timber & construction – Responses to Bangor University before 15 July’

treesA university consortium bid, relating to timber in construction, aims to provide EngD and PhD places for 50 students starting over the next 5 years, part funded by EPSRC, and urgently needs letters from SME’s demonstrating need, so IHBC members and networks with interests in timber related design / conservation work are encouraged to submit letters of support and need to Graham Ormondroyd, Bangor University, Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 2DG or g.ormondroyd@bangor.ac.uk, by Sunday 15 July 2018.

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IHBC HESPR’s top pick this week from £600K costed work: Durham CC seeks Heritage Consultant for Seaham Round 2 TH, closing 20/07, value £36k

HESPR logoThe IHBC’s heritage business register HESPR – the Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition scheme – offers members weekly ‘News and Tender Alert’ emails, with the IHBC Director’s top pick for NewsBlog readers this week featuring the call from Durham City Council (CC) for a heritage consultant to assist in a Round 2 Townscape Heritage (TH) application for Seaham Conservation Area, which closes on 20 July and is valued at £36,000.

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Historic Masonic lodge to be turned into flats in Aberdeen

websiteAberdeen’s Press and Journal has updated readers on construction commencing on a major project to breathe new life into what’s thought to be the only purpose-built Masonic lodge in Scotland.

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FMB: Nearly 80% of builders and consumers support licensing construction

publication coverAlmost 80% of builders and home owners are calling on the Government to introduce a licensing scheme for the UK construction industry to stamp out rogue traders once and for all, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).

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HLF ‘Policy Directions’ consultation

publication coverGovernment is consulting on the ‘Policy Directions’ for The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF)  – the largest dedicated funder of the UK’s heritage  – ‘which are being revised following a recommendation in the Tailored Review of the HLF carried out in 2017’ with the consultation closing on 29 July 2018.

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