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- IHBC at the Natural Stone Show 2019? Naturally… and packed with free IHBC-recognised CPD – 30 April-2 May, ExCel! 18/01/2019
- IHBC welcomes Historic England Angel Award 2018 winner – Great Yarmouth PT – as part of Context’s international ‘European Perspectives’ issue 18/01/2019
- IHBC’s HESPR top pick from £2.4M+ costed work this week: Character Statements for N Herts Conservation Areas sought, closing 4/2, value £75 -100k 18/01/2019
- IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Suffolk campaigners hope listed monument to St Edmund will deter developers 18/01/2019
- New ‘Wates Principles’ aim to improve corporate governance standards among private companies 18/01/2019
- Councils approve planning applications at ‘fastest rate’ in a decade – as Shelter says planning system failings on new homes a ‘Developers… myth’ 18/01/2019
- Cambridge CC to bring Cambridge Live cultural services back in-house 18/01/2019
- Grant Thornton: A third of councils at risk of financial failure in the next decade! 18/01/2019
- RAC Foundation analysis indicates ‘substandard’ council-maintained bridges on the rise 18/01/2019
- England’s communities to have greater say in protecting local trees: Closing Feb 28 18/01/2019
- Bid to introduce a £2 tourist tax in Edinburgh wins support 18/01/2019
- IHBC ‘Members with benefits’: Free IHBC CPD and entry at London’s LPOC Property Show, 9-10 Feb 15/01/2019
- IHBC celebrates 2016 Gus Astley Student Award ‘Trustee selection’ winner now in print: On lighthouses as ‘machines for living in’ 15/01/2019
- Association for Project Safety (APS) calls for IHBC members input to CDM survey, as 2019 School focusses on heritage and risk 15/01/2019
- IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Walton pub to be demolished despite petition to save it 15/01/2019
- Councils slash library budgets by £30m, survey reveals 15/01/2019
- British Council publication on Soft Power 15/01/2019
- National Trust on new Agriculture Bill 15/01/2019
- Grenfell Tower: Ongoing reviews and updates of Building Regulations and Standards 15/01/2019
- IHBC’s 2019 Annual School welcomes keynote speaker: Zaki Aslan, Conservation architect and Director of ICCROM-Sharjah 11/01/2019
- Career interests in heritage? See IHBC’s latest ‘Jobs etc.’ review of skills needs from the amenity bodies such as Victorian Society, to government and the private sector 11/01/2019
- IHBC ‘Members with benefits’: 15% off ‘Building Conservation’ courses from CIOB Academy – 6/7 February (London); 19/20 February (Swansea)… and PM in London too! 11/01/2019
- IHBC’s HESPR top pick from £54K+ costed work this week: Deadline Extension as SDNPA seeks architect for conversion of a historic farmstead 11/01, value £35-50K 11/01/2019
- IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Tyne and Wear BPT lead in ‘forgotten’ city centre buildings boosted by Coastal Revival Fund 11/01/2019
- Damerham church engraved lead stolen from roof 11/01/2019
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Historic Environment Scotland seeks views on the content and functionality of two ‘Managing Change in the Historic Environment’ Guidance Notes, before closing the survey on 15 February: Demolition of Listed Buildings The Use and Adaptation of Listed Buildings.
Cadw will be delivering a brand new website in 2019 and wants to provide a valuable information and services informed by a survey.
Don’t dump the rule book under pressure, Ombudsman warns councils, or lose corporate memory through restructuring
In a new report from the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman Michael King, ‘Under Pressure’, councils have been warned not to let budget squeezes and disruption caused by change programmes land them in trouble with the Ombudsman’s office.
The BBC has reported on how a redundant riverside mill in southern Scotland could be turned into a ‘bricks and mortar festival tent’ for community events, with Dumfries Historic Buildings Trust (DHBT) behind the plans for Rosefield Mills, which it … Continue reading
IHBC’s ‘Welcome to the New Year’ 2: Nominate for the IHBC Marsh Awards 2019 – Celebrate OUTSTANDING retired IHBC members, and SUCCESSFUL new Heritage Learners – Closing 28 Feb!
The IHBC’s Marsh Awards, developed in partnership with the Marsh Christian Trust, enters its fourth year with the promotion of the 2019 Awards – celebrating ‘Retired IHBC members’ and ‘New learners in heritage practice’ – with prizes for each that … Continue reading
IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Renovation of Oxford’s historic Jam Factory building nears completion
The Oxford Mail has reported on major renovation work at Oxford’s historic Jam Factory building, which is nearing completion.
The decommissioning of Dounreay’s oldest nuclear reactor in Scotland has taken a major step forward with the award of a multi-million pound demolition contract. image: Open Government Licence v3.0
The BBC has reported that a public meeting has dis cussed ways to reopen Flintshire’s landmark Shotton Steelworks, designed by John Summers and placed on a list of the UK’s most endangered buildings.
Civic Voice plans for 2019: More Conservation Area advocacy via 50th anniversaries in its ‘Big Conservation Conversation’!
Civic Voice has highlighted how ‘hundreds of conservation areas mark their 50th anniversary’ in 2019, as it will continue to make the Big Conservation Conversation one of our main themes for the year.
The CIOB’s – the Chartered Institute of Building – parliamentary reception on 12 December launched its report ‘Improving Quality in the Built Environment’, reporting on the outcomes of its Construction Quality Commission, set up to identify what promotes or prevents … Continue reading
The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH), Local Government Association (LGA) and Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) on Thursday 13 December launched ‘Future Place’, a joint two-phase initiative to recognise, reward and encourage high quality … Continue reading
The Charity Awards provides charities of all shapes and sizes with a window to showcase their efforts and the impact they have made and entries for 2019 accepted until February 22.
A new strategic framework for heritage science in the UK has been launched.
Three young architecture graduates have won the Society for the Protection of Ancient Building’s (SPAB) prestigious ‘new design in historic contexts’ award, the Philip Webb Award, for their separate schemes proving that with imagination and sensitivity you don’t need to … Continue reading
The 2019 Planning Awards have been launched, with categories including an award for ‘best use of heritage in placemaking’ among 25 linked categories.
IHBC’s ‘Welcome to the New Year’ 1: ‘European Perspectives’ in Context 157, includes Jokilehto on ‘Concerning Heritage’, ‘Brexit’ takes and more
The latest issue of the IHBC’s membership journal Context is now out, reporting on ‘European Perspectives’ in conservation, and including the usual plethora of updates, reviews and opinion, alongside themed articles prefaced by IHBC 2018 School keynote speaker Prof Jukka … Continue reading
IHBC’s HESPR top pick from £200K+ costed work this week: NHMF seeks ‘Parks for People’ impact assessment, closing 28/01, value £55-60k
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 for this week features a call from the National … Continue reading
IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Six-home development plan for land surrounding Wrexham’s historic Ruabon monument refused
Plans to build a small housing development on land surrounding the historic Ruabon monument in Wales have been refused, reports Wrexham.com.
The Place Value Wiki brings together in a ‘raw’ form the range of rigorous research evidence that links the ‘quality’ and design of ‘place’ with the value added in health, social, economic and environmental terms, and as a wiki it … Continue reading
Timpson Expert Panel says a locally-driven approach is needed to rejuvenate high streets and town centres
An expert panel on the retail industry – the Town Centres Expert Panel – which includes Chair Sir John Timpson, has called for a community-focused approach to tackling the challenges facing high streets and town centres, and has published recommendations … Continue reading
The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee inquiry into the Government’s approach to delivering energy efficiency improvements to buildings has a deadline for written submissions of 17 January 2019. image: Open Government Licence v3.0
Following consultation, updated policy directions have been issued to the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) in its role as a distributing body of National Lottery funds.
Built Environment Forum Scotland (BEFS), the link body for Scotland’s built and historic environment interests, has summarised the most relevant parts of the Scottish Government Draft Budget for 2019-20, noting that Historic Environment Scotland’s grant will be reduced by 3.2%.
Allchurches Trust Heritage Apprenticeships: Future-proofing heritage under new funding aimed at building sustainable skills
Major funding – of £471,000 grant over three years – for a new Historic England programme has been announced, which will see the Allchurches Trust step up its support for the protection and preservation of heritage skills through creation of … Continue reading
European Standards Organizations have approved a plan to secure BSI’s membership post-Brexit. image: Open Government Licence v3.0