IHBC joins Civic Voice conference, Birmingham, 19-20 Oct, with cash, stand, and chair, asking: ‘How can we balance conservation and regeneration?’

websiteAlongside co-sponsoring, the IHBC will host a stand and provide a lead speaker – IHBC Chair James Caird – as the IHBC once again joins Civic Voice’s national conference – this time helping answer How we can balance conservation and regeneration’, in Birmingham on 19-20 October.

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Birmingham Live celebrates city airport’s first terminal building being saved from bulldozers

websiteHistoric Elmdon Art Deco Terminal at Birmingham Airport, last used in 1984 and made famous for its over-hanging canopies which resemble aeroplane wings, has been saved from being bulldozed Birmingham Live reports to its audiences.

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IHBC’s ‘CPD Boost in Context’: Conservation philosophy from the IHBC Chair’s ‘Notes’, Context No. 154

cartoonIf you are arguing for the benefits of conservation generally, or trying to counteract views that heritage is seen as an inhibitor to development, IHBC’s Chair James Caird offers pointers in Context 154 – a case study of St Ives.

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Launch of ‘Partners in Planning’, in Scotland

logoA new information portal has been launched in Scotland, ‘Partners in Planning’, which aims to provide an online platform ‘to promote a single access point to the knowledge and skills that enables behavioural change in planning’. 

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More funding to boost services in England’s village pubs…

public house interiorMore than 30 rural communities are set to benefit from new or expanded village services from libraries, shops to post offices all delivered by their local pub, England’s Community Pubs Minister Jake Berry has announced.

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Theresa May says people should be proud of their council house

landscape and buildingsPeople who live in council houses should be made to feel proud of their homes, Theresa May has said.

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STBA: 3 year pilot for ‘Whole House Retrofit Toolkit’

websiteThe STBA is delighted to announce a 3-year project to test out the Whole House approach to retrofit, pioneered by the STBA and endorsed by Each Home Counts, which is being carried out under the BEIS Building Thermal Efficiency Innovation Fund.

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Scotland: New funding phase for Outdoor Learning – ‘OLiN’

websiteMairi Gougeon MSP, Scotland’s New Minister for Rural Affairs and the Natural Environment has announced a second phase for Outdoor Learning in Nature (OLiN) during a visit with school children to Jupiter Artland Foundation – a sculpture park in woodland near Edinburgh, with Application Form and Project Finances documents available from 26 September.

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User needs survey on new OASIS system, closing end September

websiteA user needs survey has been issued on a new OASIS system to ’quickly and simply assess the requirement for the different approaches and materials that will be required by the user community’, which will remain open until the end of September.

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Dover District Council tackles poorly maintained town centre properties

buildingsDover District Council has served section 215 notices on a number of sites in the town centre requiring improvements to the condition of the land and /or buildings.

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Parliamentary Motion celebrates Sixth Edinburgh Traditional Building Festival

edinburgh viewScottish Parliamentary Motion S5M-13683 from Gordon Lindhurst, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, lodged on 30 August, successfully celebrated the sixth Edinburgh Traditional Building Festival.

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Secure your place at the heart of ‘Creative Conservation’, with sector leads (AHF, HE, THA etc.) + case studies + networks + stands: 4 Oct – ‘Cost effective and creative CPD, from London IHBC!’

BOOK NOW for a unique opportunity to hear innovative takes on creative conservation from some of England’s lead heritage bodies – including the Architectural Heritage Fund (AHF), Historic England (HE) and more – as they interrogate just what creative conservation means, all at the next IHBC London Branch conference on 4 Oct, with fees starting at £100 including lunch, displays and networking.

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IHBC’s special Branch outreach and support uplift – All you need on your annual operations as new ‘IHBC Branch Operations’ and ‘Social Media Guidance’ launched!

publication coverAs part of the suite of responses to its Member Survey the IHBC has launched new ‘Branch Operations & Activities’ and ‘Branch Guidance on Social Media’, helping maintain standards in key volunteer-led operations. 

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IHBC’s HESPR top pick from £1.2M+ costed work this week: Dover DC seeks services relating to Maison Dieu – closing 10/10, valued £52k

logoThe IHBC’s heritage business register HESPR – the Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition scheme – emails members weekly ‘News and Tender Alerts’, with the IHBC Director’s top pick for NewsBlog readers from the issue this week featuring a call from Dover District Council (DC) for Consultancy Services for the Maison Dieu project Co-ordinator & Business Plan, closing on 10 October and valued at £52,000.

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IHBC’s CPD boost with a twist: Context’s distillation in ‘Periodically’ … and fast too!

cartoonWith so little time to read the post on the desk or the emails popping into your inbox, Context readers can always easily extend their CPD knowledge base (and that of their colleagues, when sharing copies) by checking out our regular column distilling the contents of other leading heritage linked journals: Bob Kindred’s ‘Periodically’.

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the (theatre) doorstep’: Theatre Royal Plymouth granted listed status – and Stage touts!

buildingThe Theatre Royal Plymouth has been listed in recognition of its importance as an example of post-war repertory theatre, an honour touted by the sector’s news lead, The Stage.

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Government faces court action from FoE over ‘illegal’ planning policy

peopleFriends of the Earth (FoE) says revised national planning policy makes it ‘virtually impossible’ for councils to refuse fracking schemes, and threatens legal action.

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Seven Welsh high streets shortlisted for Great British High Street awards

logoSeven high streets across Wales have been shortlisted in this year’s Great British High Street Awards 2018, celebrating the UK’s best and most ambitious high streets, with winners receiving up to £15,000 in prize money!

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‘Prioritisation within built heritage’ – BEFS’ calls for ideas

landscapesBuilt Environment Forum Scotland (BEFS) invites those open to exploring strategies for the prioritisation within built heritage to submit their ideas.

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Uxbridge homeowner who built illegal extensions ordered to pay nearly £10k in fines by court

A woman has been ordered by the court to pay nearly £10,000 in fines after she built an extension to her home in breach of planning permission and continuously refused planning enforcement warnings and notices.

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Vic Soc Top 10 list reveals eclectic selection of endangered buildings

buildingThe Victorian Society (Vic Soc) has released its annual Top 10 Endangered Buildings List which recognises at-risk Victorian and Edwardian buildings and structures throughout England and Wales. Now in its eleventh year, the list aims to expose the plight of these buildings in the hope that increased awareness and appreciation will help save them.

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New HE & IHBC joint Webinar pilot: First online offerings and updates with ‘Enforcement’ focus – webinars from 11 Oct, with booking open now!

The IHBC has been working in partnership Historic England (HE) to deliver a series of three webinars focusing on a range of enforcement tools, with the first sessions – focussing on enforcement – commencing from 11 October, and lead resources – including IHBC’s ToolBox-linked screencast on ‘Direct Action’ from Bob Kindred on YouTube – online now.

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IHBC’s ‘Practice Spotlight’: Crumbling masonry in GII Gothic house cleaned up following S.215 ‘Untidy Sites Notice’ – ‘powers not used enough…’ says the IHBC

websiteA couple must pay more than £1,100 in fines and costs following a S.215 ‘Untidy sites notice’ from South Cambridgeshire, for not carrying out essential repairs to stop a Grade II listed building falling into disrepair, in a strategy that consultant and IHBC adviser Bob Kindred says involves ‘powers not used as often as they might be’.

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IHBC’s Context ‘CPD boost’- A heritage conservation revolution, in context

Do you know your conservation history: Under the areas of the IHBC areas of competence in Philosophy and Legislation/policy it is required that you have an understanding of the relevant conservation approaches and an awareness of their development; Timothy Cantell, planner and writer and a co-founder of SAVE writes about ‘a revolution in heritage conservation’ The Town and Country Planning Act 1968 in Context issue 154.

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage on the doorstep’: York Civic Trust on ‘the first modern lesbian’

websiteA rainbow plaque has been installed in York to mark one of Yorkshire’s earliest LGBTQQIP2SAA representatives, which has also been critiqued for its wording.

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