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Serious about your Heritage career… or the competition? Stay ‘in the know’ with IHBC’s latest ‘Jobs etc.’ updates, for all your conservation needs

To help conservation careers and heritage employers across the conservation and heritage sectors, the IHBC now offers regular reviews of job openings and staff appointments featured in our ‘Jobs etc.’ service, so if you are interested in a heritage related … Continue reading

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IHBC Branches: Support your local ‘Successful learners in heritage skills’ with a nomination to our Marsh Awards and a chance of £500 cash and a place at Nottingham’s 2019 School

IHBC Branches can celebrate successful local learners in heritage craft, trade and related conservation practices, with a nomination for IHBC’s Marsh Award for ‘Successful Learning in Heritage Skills’, closing on 28 February, offering a unique chance to secure the £500 … Continue reading

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IHBC’s President’s ‘Confessions’ grace latest Historic England Online Debate… No 8: Interim protection for historic buildings before they can be listed

The new Historic England debate explores the potential for using interim protection measures to prevent harm to important historic buildings before they can be listed, with posts including the IHBC’s President’s ‘Confessions of a Conservation Officer’. image: David McDonald

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IHBC at London’s Listed Property Show: Recap and a huge thanks to our volunteers and leads!

The IHBC CPD partnership with the Listed Property Owners Club (LPOC) has again secured free places for members and an IHBC stand at the London Listed Property Show, which took place at the Olympia on 9-10 February, and offered free … Continue reading

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IHBC’s HESPR top pick from £250K+ costed work this week: Chartered landscape architect sought for Sydney Gardens, Bath, closing 01/03, value £47k

The IHBC’s heritage business register HESPR – the Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition scheme – emails members weekly ‘News and Tender Alerts’, and the IHBC Director’s top pick for NewsBlog readers this week features a call from Bath & North … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Controversial Halifax building earmarked for demolition granted listed status

The Halifax Courier has reported on how a building that Calderdale Council wants to demolish – part of key highway improvement works – has been listed by Historic England.

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RTPI renews call for more resources for planning in light of NAO report

The Royal Town Planning Institute(RTPI) has welcomed the findings of the report published by the National Audit Office(NAO), Planning for New Homes, which flagged up many critical issues, includes highlighting the fall in spending by local authorities on planning functions … Continue reading

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Glasgow City council may move offices from city centre to ‘key regeneration areas’

Glasgow City council may move its office buildings from city centre to ‘key regeneration areas’ in order to make best use of its land estate, as it is thought the move would allow effective delivery of council services and also … Continue reading

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Karl Marx’s London grave vandalised in suspected hammer attack: A ‘particularly inarticulate form of political comment’

Friends of Highgate Cemetery called a recent attack on Karl Marx’s London grave a ‘particularly inarticulate form of political comment’.

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Brexit and engineering – a take from ICE via DBW

Martin Shapland, Policy Manager to The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) has highlighted how the pressure is on to protect the construction industry from Brexit, in a piece reproduced by Designing Buildings Wiki (DBW), host platform for the IHBC’s own … Continue reading

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Only a week left to enter LocalGov’s 2019 Street Design Awards, closing 28 February 2019

Local Government News magazine has relaunched The Street Design Awards, celebrating innovation and best practice in street design schemes across the UK, with a deadline for submissions of 28 February 2019.

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Planning appeal decisions could be cut by 5 months says independent review and Chair of Atom Bank, Bridget Rosewell CBE

The most contentious planning cases could be decided up to 5 months faster, and some in half the time, giving certainty to communities about future developments, argues a major review led by Chair of Atom Bank, Bridget Rosewell CBE. image: … Continue reading

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The European capital cobbled with Jewish gravestones

Each year millions of visitors walk through the cobbled streets of Prague’s Old Town – without realising, most likely, that many of the stones below their feet have been looted from what was meant to be sacred ground. The BBC’s … Continue reading

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IHBC members’ services ‘Checkup alert!’: Simple ways to be sure your IHBC NewsBlog email alerts read correctly, and keep up with our latest news, jobs and more!

Be sure you are making the most of the IHBC’s services by checking your digital setting – and take advantage of our 30k+ page website, Conservation Wiki, HESPR business listing, IHBC Jobs etc and our IHBC NewsBlogs for all your … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Save Parlington Campaigners celebrate Leeds CC’s green belt U-turn over Site Allocation Plan

The Yorkshire Evening Post has explored how campaigners claimed a ‘victory for people power’ after a U-turn by Leeds City Council (CC) over controversial plans to build thousands of homes on their leafy estate, as the Council turned its back … Continue reading

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IHBC’s 2018 ‘Out of School CPD Boost’, in Context, No. 2: ‘Transforming Shared Heritage’

The third session of the IHBC Annual School in Belfast looked at successful projects where heritage-led transformation had played a part in ensuring that heritage was at the heart of the project values, so why not take some time to … Continue reading

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IHBC CPD boost: SPAB’s free ‘repair’ publications now online

IHBC members can check out the suite of free downloadable publications from the SPAB aimed at giving practical help on a variety of common building repair issues.

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IHBC’s ‘IMHO signpost’: ‘Fake views’ from the Guardian, which sees lessons in the V&A’s Cast Court restoration

The V&A’s restoration of its masterly collection of replicas of great European works of art – from Trajan’s Column to Michelangelo’s David – is a timely reminder of the Victorians’ cultural Europhilia, The Guardian has argued.

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BPT launches crowdfund call to support challenges poor planning decisions in Bath

Bath Preservation Trust (BPT) has launched a crowdfunding campaign to establish a ‘legal fighting fund’ to enable it challenge poor or irrational planning decisions in Bath as and when they occur.

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Draft Culture Strategy for Scotland: Consultation analysis now out

The Scottish Government has published an analysis report on the Culture Strategy for Scotland. 

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England’s council spending on cultural resources slashed by £400m over 8 years: County Councils Network

Council spending on cultural resources such as museums, libraries, and the arts has been reduced by almost £400m over the last eight years of austerity, new research by the County Councils Network (CCN) has revealed.

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Ashford Council Cabinet passes ‘first in Kent’ undergraduate work placement and bursary scheme

Ashford Borough Council’s Cabinet has approved the introduction of an undergraduate work placement and bursary scheme.

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Strategic framework for heritage science in the UK 2018-2023 launched at event at the Tower of London

Following a year of consultation and development by the National Heritage Science Forum (NHSF), a new strategic framework for heritage science in the UK UK 2018 – 2023 was launched at an event at the Tower of London in 2018.

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California island (had) offered $130,000 for new lighthouse keepers

In 1980, a group of preservationists won permission to renovate the lighthouse and take over its maintenance, while the local inn now pays for the upkeep of the lighthouse and other structures, and recently the current operators, Che Rodgers and … Continue reading

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The concrete blocks that once protected Britain, in photographs

The BBC has highlighted how more than 100 years ago acoustic mirrors along the coast of England were built with the intention of using them to detect the sound of approaching German zeppelins, while their development continued until the mid-1930s … Continue reading

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