Category Archives: Sector NewsBlog

The Scottish Awards for Quality in Planning: Update and vote for the people’s choice – closing soon!

Have your say in the winner of the People’s Choice for the prestigious Scottish Awards for Quality in Planning by voting online (closing late September)!

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40,000 new trees for London! Community Tree Planting Grants and £1.5million woodland fund look to make London the world’s first National Park City

The Mayor of London has launched a new £1.5 million fund aiming to increase the current proportion of London’s land area under tree canopy by 10 per cent by 2050, with a view to London being the world’s first National … Continue reading

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‘Inspiring Impact’ awarded £600,000 of National Lottery funding to improve charity impact

The Inspiring Impact programme to offer charities online support, events and flexible grants to spend on understanding and improving their impact has been awarded £600k of Big Lottery Funding.

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V&A Dundee – opening soon: 15 Sept

The V&A Dundee is opening on Saturday 15 September, and ahead of its opening IHBC NewsBlogs reports on some building construction and collection highlights, including spectacular drone footage of work in progress and to completion.

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Redrock Stockport – 2018 Carbuncle Cup ‘winner’

The 2018 winner of the Carbuncle Cup is Redrock Stockport, a £45m leisure complex and car park designed by BDP for the local council. image: DBW website

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Sharing land value with communities: An open letter of advocacy to England’s SoS for housing etc.

An open letter has been sent to England’s Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP, signed by 16 leading campaign organisations from across the political spectrum, from the CPRE to Shelter, calling for … Continue reading

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Accessible consultation: An ‘Easy Read’ version of Scotland’s ‘Culture Strategy’: Closing 19/09!

The Scottish Government has issued an easy read version of the consultation document on the development of a Culture Strategy for Scotland, the consultation on which closes on 19 September.

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Liverpool’s Littlewoods Pools building engulfed by fire

A huge blaze has destroyed part of the Littlewoods Pools building, one of Liverpool’s most famous landmarks.

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WG & EU ‘Building for the Future Fund’ invests £1.5M in Port Talbot listed building

A listed building in Port Talbot has received over £1.5 million of funding from the Welsh Government (WG) and partners – around £500,000 from the Government and £1m from the EU funds – to form business spaces in the former … Continue reading

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Call for participation- European Harbour Cranes Project

A project is calling for public input to provide records of maritime and harbour cranes throughout Europe, aiming to create a comprehensive online database.

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English Heritage celebrates the Cooper Car with a blue plaque…

A blue plaque has been placed at the home of the former Cooper Car Company, marking its motoring heritage.  image: Historic England website

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£1M funding opportunity for museums – On ‘History Makers – People who shaped our world’

A £1 million programme has been set up by The Association of Independent Museums (AiM)  and Biffa Award – which gives grants to community projects near landfill sites – to help museums tell the story of people who shaped the … Continue reading

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Heritage in the media: NIMBY-ism on Radio 4

Loyd Grossman recently appeared on a BBC radio programme to discuss NIMBYism in heritage and development, the programme ‘Sweet Reason- Nimbyism’ is currently available on BBC iPlayer.

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Is listing cultural ‘bubble wrap’, or simply ‘cautious care’? HE’s Dr Mays clarifies the case to R4 listeners, as England’s 400,000th listing is celebrated through lively debate!

Further coverage of the National Heritage List for England reaching 400,000 entries includes Radio 4’s celebrated ‘Front Row’ discussion on listed buildings – and if we have too many – with Historic England’s (HE) Deborah Mays successfully making the case … Continue reading

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Historic Environment Scotland (HES) launches consultation on draft Corporate Plan 2019-; closing 2 Nov; events planned too!

Historic Environment Scotland (HES) has launched a consultation on its draft ‘Corporate Plan 2019-‘, which closes on 2 November, with events already planned for Argyll’s Lodgings, Stirling  and the National Mining Museum, Newtongrange.

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Belfast City – Belfast Bank Buildings fire

A major fire has affected the Grade B1 red sandstone Bank Buildings in Belfast City Centre, occupied by Primark, which many members may recall seeing as part of the the recent Annual School walking tours.

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‘Collaborative Centre for Cultural Value’ – funding from AHRC & more

The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) has announced that funding is to be made available to establish a collaborative Centre for Cultural Value, to advance understanding of the value of arts and culture in the UK and abroad, looking … Continue reading

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Nominations open for Ecclesiastical’s Heritage Heroes Award: Closing 30 Sept

Ecclesiastical’s Heritage Heroes Award for 2018 is now open to nominations that mark ‘significant achievement in the heritage sector’ or ‘outstanding individual contribution to heritage over a period of years’, with nominations closing on 30 September.

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Community Heritage Scotland project: ‘On community engagement’

Community Heritage Scotland is a new project which aims to explore the ways in which people work and engage with heritage in their communities, while also aiming to bring about positive change in a sector which is not without its … Continue reading

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HE issues new guidance brochure on technical conservation

Historic England (HE) has issued a new technical conservation guidance brochure, which can downloaded free.

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HE and HE on the North East – Time capsules and listing uplifts for triple roundabouts and Tyne Bridge

Highways England (HE) and Historic England (HE) report on two linked items of heritage news in the North East of England, as the listing of Tyne Bridge in Newcastle has been upgraded to Grade II*, while the North East’s first … Continue reading

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MHCLG Social Housing Green Paper: comments sought by 6 November

England’s Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has begun consultation on a social housing green paper (with comments on the five core themes sought 6 November 2018).

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London launches plan to become ‘world’s most walkable city’

London plans to become the ‘world’s most walkable city’ under a new plan unveiled by the capital’s first-ever walking and cycling commissioner, with its ‘Walking Action Plan – which is being supported by Public Health England – aiming to encourage … Continue reading

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AHF funding for Glasgow communities to ‘reclaim and regenerate heritage’

Three community projects in Glasgow will benefit from recent grants offered by the Architectural Heritage Fund (AHF), including the ‘Pyramid at Anderston’, a new social enterprise delivering programmes from Glasgow’s iconic Pyramid Church, as well as funds to support the … Continue reading

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The Heritage Alliance seeks trustees!

The Heritage Alliance is looking for three new trustees to join its Board from December 2018, as well as a Treasurer to take over from Richard Norton in December 2019.

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