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IHBC responds to Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) consultation, highlights needs for interdisciplinary conservation practitioners

The IHBC has responded to the recent consultation from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) on prospective changes in the Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) – the framework that enables all UK occupations to be classified according to skill level and … Continue reading

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See more #IHBCNottingham2019 on video, on ‘Heritage at Risk’ Campaigning: New 2019 Day School content from IHBC’s YouTube channel

IHBC’s 2019 Annual School on ‘Heritage Risk and Resilience’ included the Day School presentation on ‘Heritage at Risk: Who Cares?’ by Historic England’s Ben Robinson, now available on IHBC’s YouTube channel.

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REMINDER: Join us as IHBC supports new Climate Heritage Network launch in Edinburgh on 24-25/10

IHBC supports new Climate Heritage Network launch: Edinburgh 24-25/10

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: The Liverpool GII ‘jewel’ that lies empty, derelict and vandalised

Liverpool landmark the Everton Library, a Grade II (GII) listed building that has been the focus of calls to restore it to its former glory continues to lie leaking, vandalised and derelict, when £5m could renovate the building, reports The … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the (antique) doorstep’: Call for antiques trade to help find stolen south London cattle troughs

A south London community is calling for the antiques trade to look out for a stolen cattle trough, writes the Antique Trade Gazette.

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Historic Environment Scotland issues Annual Report 2018-19

The Annual Report for Historic Environment Scotland (HES) covering the financial year 2018-19 has been published, marking the third year of operation and the last covered by the Corporate Plan for 2016-19, For All Our Futures.

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BRE appoints Piers White MBE as new Chair

BRE Group has appointed Piers White MBE as its new Chair and announced that he will commence his role at the end of November 2019. He joins BRE Group for the next three years at a time when the built … Continue reading

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Three Commissioners appointed to the Historic England board

The Secretary of State has appointed Sue Wilkinson, Helena Hamerow and Ben Derbyshire as a Commissioners on the Historic England board for four years from 1 September 2019 to 31 August 2023.

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Heritage protection for battleship wreck and Lundy Island cliff-face steps as HMS Montagu and the Montagu Steps scheduled and more

HMS Montagu and the Montagu Steps have now been scheduled by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on the advice of Historic England and the shipwreck off Lundy Island in the Bristol Channel has been comprehensively surveyed for … Continue reading

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Repair and maintenance of housing falls by £451m in Scotland as housing stock increases

Scottish Housing News has reported on how Glasgow City Council has made steady progress on regeneration of derelict land, with a report carried out by Glasgow City Council showing that between 2017 and 2018, 66.4% of vacant and derelict land … Continue reading

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Omitting carbon emissions from Part L could have huge implications for HVAC industry, says GDHV

Glen Dimplex Heating & Ventilation (GDHV) is calling for carbon emissions targets to remain a core component within the amended government building regulations due to be released this autumn, the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) has reported.

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AHF invests in Scotland’s small town landmark buildings

The Architectural Heritage Fund (AHF) has awarded £115,763 of grants to 14 projects across Scotland to help communities find sustainable new uses for historic buildings and this quarter, landmark buildings in the centre of towns feature strongly, with awards going … Continue reading

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Construction Career Cards to showcase future opportunities

Galliford Try and the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) have developed an interactive card game, ‘Construction Career Cards’ to promote the breadth of careers in the industry, with Construction Career Cards – representing 40 varied roles within the construction industry … Continue reading

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IHBC’s October Branch Events Update: Explore Branch CPD events across the UK, from ‘Wood is Good’ in the SO to YO’s Pevsner

A busy autumn continues to see a wide range of branch events across the UK. This month’s features include: South Branch – ‘Wood is Good’ Conference and AGM 18 Oct Yorkshire Branch – Pevsner, Yorkshire: The North Riding and AGM … Continue reading

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REMINDER STILL TIME TO JOIN US at the Scottish Listed Property Show – FREE places for members!

More free CPD member benefits for IHBC at ‘The Scottish Listed Property Show’: Free places for members, and opportunities to volunteer – Edinburgh, 26/10

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Thinking ahead to #IHBCBrighton2020 with THA’s update on September’s Heritage Chat: ‘Regeneration of Historic High Streets’

The Heritage Alliance’s (THA) has made available the summary of their September #HeritageChat  on Historic High Streets, which took place on 19 September, a theme that looks ahead to IHBC’s 2020 Brighton Annual School, on ‘Old Towns : New Futures’ … Continue reading

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IHBC’s HESPR pick from £310K+ costed opportunities this week: national/international masterplanning/urban design practice sought for maritime heritage quarter, closing 31/10, valued at £120-160K

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 this week features a call for ‘a masterplanning/urban design practice’ of ‘national … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Breathing new life into Swindon’s historic railway buildings… with a HAZ!

The Swindon Advertiser writes has reported on how when, in 1840, Daniel Gooch as superintendent for the Great Western Railway, penned a letter to the chief engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel, putting Swindon forward as the ideal location for the GWR’s … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: 10 Lincolnshire eyesores have changed over the years, thanks not least to the local Mess of the Year Award!

Lincolnshire Live has reported on how Sleaford’s Civic and District Trust came up with an innovative way to get business owners and landlords to improve their areas by naming all these sites Mess of the Year!

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Thinking ahead to IHBC’s 2020 School & #IHBCBrighton2020: The value of arts and culture in place-shaping, from the Arts Council

The Arts Council has published research into whether and how an area’s arts and cultural offer attracts individuals and businesses to settle there, looking at six different places across the country: Birmingham, Halifax, Hastings, Redruth, Southampton and Stoke-on-Trent ), whether … Continue reading

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New initiative ‘Heritage Declares’ launches climate emergency commitment; Seeks personal and corporate support

Heritage Declares, a non-affiliated group of heritage practitioners who have come together to urge the sector to react more quickly and effectively to the climate and ecological emergency, is calling for sector support for its commitments.

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HRH Prince of Wales continues Patronage of RTPI

The Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) has announced that HRH The Prince of Wales has accepted to be Patron for a further term.

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First World War Centenary Programme: Legacy Evaluation by DCMS

An independent overarching evaluation of the 2014 and 2018 First World War Centenary Programme has been published by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). image: Evesham War Memorial – Joanna Theobald

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LGA: Climate change goals hinge on funding and powers for local areas

England’s Local Government Association (LGA) has indicated that climate change goals hinge on funding and powers for local areas as councils are best placed to respond to the public’s growing concern about this and other burning environmental issues. image: Open … Continue reading

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DEFRA’s Landscapes Review update on National Parks and AONBs

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has published  its Review to consider the next steps for National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs) in England.

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