Category Archives: IHBC NewsBlog

IHBC joins Heritage Declares – Encourages members & partners to follow suit!

Following the IHBC’s Policy Committee scrutiny of the commitments by members of Heritage Declares – the non-affiliated group urging the sector to react more quickly and effectively to the climate and ecological emergency – our Board has unanimously agreed to … Continue reading

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More echoes from #IHBCNottingham2019: Scottish Parliament debates Glasgow School of Art fire

Convener Joan McAlpine led a parliamentary debate on behalf of the Culture, Tourism, Europe and External Affairs Committee on its report, The Glasgow School of Art Mackintosh Building: The loss of a national treasure, an tragic fire that also was … Continue reading

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Looking ahead to #IHBCBrighton2020 and ‘OLD TOWNS : NEW FUTURES’? UK live venues interactive map indicates alarming loss rate…

An interactive map of small music venues indicates an alarming rate of loss of venues in recent years, an issue that may form a thread in the ‘Experience’ theme of the institute’s Brighton School, on 18-20 June 2020 – when … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Recognised CPD Providers’: Old list closing soon, so sign up ASAP for online registration, for free!

IHBC’s support for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) includes our online registration for anyone – or any organisation – seeking our free recognition service and listing for CPD providers.

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IHBC’s HESPR pick from £60K+ costed opportunities this week: National Park seeks expert advice viability appraisals, valued £60K, closing 13/01/2020

The IHBC’s heritage business register HESPR – our Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition quality assurance scheme for heritage services working to the IHBC’s standards – emails members weekly ‘News and Tender Alerts’, and the IHBC Director’s top pick this week … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Petition launched to prevent Stourbridge green belt development

The Dudley News has reported on how more than 660 people have signed a petition amid fears green belt off Clent View Road in Stourbridge could be given over for a new housing development.

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IHBC’s CPD boost from DBW: BRE, on ‘Thermal mass’, but how can it matter for historic buildings?

Designing Buildings Wikipedia (DBW) – host platform for IHBC’s Conservation Wiki – has featured a post on ‘Thermal mass’, from BRE, but it is not clear how might this be an issue for historic buildings. image: DBW

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IHBC Marsh Awards for 2020 open: ‘Your new chance to nominate ‘retired IHBC members’ and/or ‘successful learners’ for our awards’, closing 29 Feb 2020

The IHBC’s Marsh Awards, developed in partnership with the Marsh Christian Trust, offers two Awards – one celebrating civic contributions of retired IHBC members, and one for successful learning in heritage skills – with prizes that include £500 and a … Continue reading

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Building on #IHBCNottingham2019, IHBC’s 2019 Annual School on ‘Heritage Risk and Resilience’: HE webinar on ‘Acting in a flooding emergency’, 11 Dec @1pm

A free Historic England (HE) webinar on ‘Acting in a flooding emergency’ will take place on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 from 1pm. image: for illustration purposes only by Joanna Theobald

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Remember the IHBC’s Gus Astley Student Awards 2020: Win £500 and a free place on IHBC’s 2021 Aberdeen School, simply submit your coursework online – closing 31 July 2020!

The IHBC’s celebrated annual Gus Astley Student Award will close on 31 July 2020, so if you have relevant coursework from history and theory to practice or enhancement, for ANY UK taught course – under-graduate or post-graduate, from 2019 OR … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the (courtroom) doorstep’: Heritage group blasts ‘flawed’ council plans for historic chapel

Stockport council wants to strip museum status from Chadkirk Chapel, reports The Manchester Evening News, but a heritage group has told town hall bosses it is ‘wholly opposed’ to plans that would see a 16th century chapel no longer operate … Continue reading

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IHBC’s new Context out now: Learning from New Towns, in the UK and beyond

The latest issue of the IHBC’s membership journal Context is now out, themed around exploring and learning from the ‘New Towns’ movement across and beyond the UK as it takes a ‘birds-eye’ view of the conservation contexts and challenges in … Continue reading

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Serious about your career? Stay ‘in the know’ with IHBC’s ‘Jobs etc.’ review, with opportunities from Edinburgh (x2) to the New Forest, for conservation specialists, planners, archaeologists and more!

To help heritage and conservation careers and employers across the UK, the IHBC regularly updates NewsBlog readers about the diverse career opportunities posted on our ‘IHBC Jobs etc’ service, with recent offerings extending from heritage consultant roles in Scotland and … Continue reading

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More looking ahead to #IHBCBrighton2020 and ‘OLD TOWNS : NEW FUTURES’… with DCN: Districts declare high street emergency as retail applications plummet

An analysis by the District Councils’ Network (DCN) shows that the number of applications by retailers to England’s district councils have nearly halved in the past four years, contributing to the high street crisis. image: Fiona Newton

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IHBC’s HESPR pick from £383K+ costed opportunities this week: National agency seeks advice on plans for intangible culture, valued £18K, closing 18/12

The IHBC’s heritage business register HESPR – our Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition quality assurance scheme for heritage services working to the IHBC’s standards – emails members weekly ‘News and Tender Alerts’, and the IHBC Director’s top pick this week … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the (courtroom) doorstep’: Mansfield man who demolished 19th century barn handed £1,500 penalty plus victim surcharge!

A man who demolished a 19th century building ‘at the heart of the Epperstone Conservation Area’ without seeking planning permission has been ordered to pay £1,500 by Nottingham Magistrates, as on top of a £660 fine, Lloyd was ordered to … Continue reading

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Council+ Update: Personal CPD, IHBC CPD strategy and digital polling

The IHBC’s most recent ‘Council+’ (‘Council plus’) – the institute’s twice-yearly, UK-wide forum for leadership, engagement and scrutiny, open to all IHBC membership categories – was held in London on 29 November, in the stunning setting of the listed Art … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Drinkers toast the future after historic Leeds pub granted GII listed heritage status

Drinkers at a historic Leeds pub – Templar Hotel on Vicar Lane –celebrated with a drink after it became the latest building in the city to be granted Grade II (GII) listed status, news also celebrated by Leeds Civic Trust.

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage  from the doorstep’: Man turns ruined 500-year old Welsh castle (@£5k) into new home (@£1.25M)

Anton Jones has turned the ruined 500-year old Llantwit Castle – where he played as a child and later bought for £5000 – into a new home worth £1.25 million.

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IHBC launches ‘Local delivery (Branch) CPD training pilot’: Calls for expert leads in ‘Retrofit’, ‘Curtilage’ and ‘Engineering’ to help develop local training programme: Closing 6 January 2020

The IHBC is launching a new ‘Local delivery (Branch) CPD training pilot’ to inform its evolving sector-wide national training programme of locally accessible, IHBC quality-assured CPD-priority training days, and is calling for ‘expressions of interest’ from nationally recognised lead conservation … Continue reading

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IHBC’s HESPR pick from £4.5M+ costed opportunities this week: BC seeks Quinquennial Reports etc, valued £130K, closing 16/12

The IHBC’s heritage business register HESPR – our Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition quality assurance scheme for heritage services working to the IHBC’s standards – emails members weekly ‘News and Tender Alerts’, and the IHBC Director’s top pick this week … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Anger as thieves cause £50k worth of damage to Yorkshire GII listed church

It is the focal point of a North Yorkshire community – writes The Yorkshire Post – and has seen generations of families baptised and married over the years, but Sherburn residents were left devastated when the Grade II (GII) listed … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Last remaining GII* listed windmill sail ‘systematically vandalised’

The last remaining timber sail of Grade II* (GII*) listed Denver windmill in Norfolk has been ‘systematically vandalised’, with costs to replace the four sails estimated at around £250,000, writes The Eastern Daily Press.

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#IHBCBrighton2020 and ‘OLD TOWNS : NEW FUTURES’ – New web summaries on content, context, CPD, and more, so sign up for news now

More details are now online on the theme, context and CPD benefits of IHBC’s 2020 Annual School – the institute’s Brighton School on 18-20 June, sponsored  by  the Heritage Collective – when we will explore ‘OLD TOWNS : NEW FUTURES’, … Continue reading

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Looking back to #IHBCNottingham2019, IHBC’s 2019 Annual School on ‘Heritage Risk and Resilience’: ‘Floods overwhelm Venice, swamping basilica and squares’

Venice’s mayor declared a state of emergency after ‘apocalyptic’ floods swept through the lagoon city, flooding its historic basilica and inundating squares and centuries-old buildings, in a story that harks back to the IHBC’s 2019 Nottingham School theme and talks, … Continue reading

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