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

The IHBC’s celebrated annual Gus Astley Student Award has been launched for this academic year, closing on 31 July 2020, so if you have coursework from ANY UK taught course – under-graduate or post-graduate, from 2019 OR 2020 – be … Continue reading

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Don’t forget: IHBC’s free, first-timer ‘taster’ membership for students on IHBC Recognised Conservation Courses*

IHBC offers free one-year, first-timer ‘taster’ memberships to students on IHBC Recognised Conservation Courses* – simply JOIN ONLINE HERE BENEFITS FOR MEMBERS INCLUDE:

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

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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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the (roadside) doorstep’: Owner of one of Wales’ most photographed buildings says new road sign is spoiling view

The Tu Hwnt l’r Bont Gade II listed tearoom on the banks of the River Conwy in Llanrwst, north Wales dates back to the 15th century, while its owner says that its views have been spoiled after a road sign … Continue reading

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Thinking ahead to #IHBCBrighton2020 with IHBC ‘s IMHO signpost: ‘We can revive Britain’s high streets. But developers stand in the way’

An opinion piece in the Guardian by Tony Naylor argues that ‘We can revive Britain’s high streets. But developers stand in the way’ as ‘imaginative projects are increasing footfall  [but] without radical intervention, they can only do so much’. image: … Continue reading

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Creative Heritage Consultants welcomed to the IHBC ‘HESPR’ register, listing ‘service providers working to the IHBC’s standards’

Creative Heritage Consultants has become the latest company to be included under the IHBC’s conservation service HESPR listing (hespr.ihbc.org.uk), with Kate Dickson IHBC as Director and formal HESPR link, to join more than 40 heritage businesses in quality assurance, benefits … Continue reading

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DEADLINE TUESDAY 1PM SO BOOK NOW FOR: ‘Improving Accessibility – Overcoming the Barriers to Heritage’ – in Liverpool on 10 October

REMINDER: BOOK NOW for IHBC’s top notch CPD conference from the NW: Authoritative takes on ‘Accessibility’ – barriers to solutions – Liverpool, 10 Oct… with tours too!

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IHBC’s HESPR pick from £1.6M+ costed opportunities this week: Education building sought for Welsh country park, closing 11/10

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 country park timber education building … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the (watery) doorstep’: Historic England joins in fight for Brantham Decoy Pond

Campaigners’ money to protect an ancient lake from a housing development has been refunded after Historic England decided to take the fight into its own hands, as reported by the Braintree and Witham Times.

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Thinking ahead to IHBC’s 2020 School & #IHBCBrighton2020: Rochdale Market to close as trader numbers and revenue continue to fall

Rochdale Market, Greater Manchester, is being closed with the last trading day set for Monday, 14 October 2019 as trader numbers and revenue continue to fail.

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IHBC signpost to BRE (and IHBC!) in Wales: Update on ‘Delivering… decarbonization…’, from Swansea, city of IHBC’s 2022 ‘Technical’ School and #IHBCSwansea2022

BRE has reported on the latest roundtable discussion on the programme ‘Delivering on the decarbonisation agenda in the built environment in Wales — Frameworks to build a better Britain’, which was hosted in Swansea, planned venue for the IHBC’s 2022 … Continue reading

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

IHBC to Exhibit and Present at the upcoming Climate Heritage Network Launch Event in Edinburgh 24-25 October.

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Don’t forget: IHBC’s HESPR-linked service promotion is now even more accessible to clients when using our map-based search

IHBC members, colleagues and client bodies can now find the office locations of HESPR members – IHBC’s Historic Environment Service Provider Recognition (HESPR) scheme – using our new map-based facility.        image: Google Maps

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