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- REMINDER – IHBC Student Awards update: Only 2 weeks left to win £500 and a free place in IHBC’s 2019 Nottingham School! IHBC Gus Astley Student Award closes 31 July… so ‘please just send us your coursework, online and on time’! 21/07/2018
- IHBC welcomes Iceni Projects to the HESPR register as scheme heads towards 40 members, of all sizes 21/07/2018
- IHBC HESPR’s top pick this week from £11.4M+ costed work: Albanian-American Development Foundation (AADF) sought ‘international experts’ for Butrint WHS/National Park; Opportunity closed, ceiling $150,000 21/07/2018
- IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Millions of trees to be planted along route of HS2 high speed railway 21/07/2018
- IHBC’s ‘Heritage across the doorstep’: On Purcell-led ‘Open Treasure’ project at Durham Cathedral winning 3 RIBA awards 21/07/2018
- IHBC ‘CPD boost’ from a Scottish Blog: Rediscovering the story of Bannockburn House, Stirling 21/07/2018
- Guardian: Mackintosh Glasgow School of Art building will be rebuilt 21/07/2018
- Stronger powers for councils to tackle empty homes in England 21/07/2018
- Welsh Government consultation on subordinate legislation: Ends 28/09 21/07/2018
- Sellafield’s biggest chimney chopped down to size 21/07/2018
- Boater accidentally drains Kennet and Avon Canal 21/07/2018
- IHBC 2018 Belfast School reflections: Spotlight on IHBC’s joint Conservation Professional Practice Principles update – Comments sought by September 17/07/2018
- IHBC’s ‘Heritage IMHO’, from the Spectator: ‘The problem with British mosques’ 17/07/2018
- IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Regeneration of Bristol’s iconic ‘Generator Building’ given go-ahead by Council 17/07/2018
- Ten-year transformation of Scottish village wins top UK planning award 17/07/2018
- Planning Inspectorate publishes 2017/18 Annual Report 17/07/2018
- Expressions of interest from potential candidates sought for the role of BEFS Chair 17/07/2018
- Defra consults on ‘Environmental Principles and Governance Bill’: Closing 2 August 17/07/2018
- ICOMOS Annual Report for 2017 now published 17/07/2018
- Heatwave vital in discovery of a possible henge, or circular enclosure, at the Brú na Bóinne site 17/07/2018
- IHBC’s sixth NewsBlog Branches Update: Explore Branch CPD events across the UK 13/07/2018
- IHBC’s latest ‘Jobs etc’ skills review: From private to public sector posts (and both) 13/07/2018
- IHBC welcomes RSK to HESPR, as IHBC’s unique interdisciplinary quality assurance service now nears 40 13/07/2018
- IHBC HESPR’s top NewsBlog pick from £450K of costed work this week: Herefordshire Council seeks consultant for city design guide, closing 30/07, value £80k 13/07/2018
- IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: ‘Norwich deserves better’ – HE warns it will fight Anglia Square development 13/07/2018
Category Archives: Sector NewsBlog
Arts Minister Michael Ellis has launched a £20 million fund for culture, heritage and the creative industries to benefit towns and cities across England. Contains public sector information licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0.
2017 Sir John Betjeman Award goes to Guild Chapel of the Holy Cross, Stratford upon Avon: Wall painting conservation
The Death Reawakened Project to research and conserve wall paintings at the Guild Chapel of the Holy Cross in Stratford upon Avon is the winner of the SPAB’s 2017 Sir John Betjeman Award. image SPAB website
Hastings pier which was restored with more than £14m of charitable funding has been sold to a local businessman and hotelier Sheikh Abid Gulzar for £50,000, after the charity went into administration.
Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs’ £200m development in Manchester has been given the green light investors say, as the scheme – centred around a new tower in Jackson’s Row and including a five-star hotel with 216 bedrooms and a 39-storey … Continue reading
Oxford Street pedestrianisation not proceeding due to lack of local support but new plan to be developed
A statement from the Leader of Westminster Council, Cllr Nickie Aiken, regarding the future of Oxford Street confirms full scale pedestrianisation will not go ahead because of lack of local support but new proposals will be developed to be announced … Continue reading
Ten places that tell the history of England’s art, architecture and sculpture have been selected by BBC Arts editor Will Gompertz in Historic England’s (HE) campaign and podcast series ‘Irreplaceable: A History of England in 100 Places’. image: Historic England … Continue reading
Illegal treasure hunters, or so-called nighthawk metal detectorists, are blamed for more than 50 holes found around the 1,900-year-old Brunton Turret section of Hadrian’s Wall near Hexham, Northumberland according to experts.
Shipwreck divers who looted a Royal Navy vessel at the bottom of the English Channel have been jailed for failing to disclose the items they took.
Spaghetti Junction on a plate! Award-winning chef celebrates iconic structure with ‘Truffled A38’ & more
It’s a feat of engineering for some, a source of frustration for others…but for an award-winning chef Spaghetti Junction is a veritable feast on a plate, observes the UK Government, in an initiative linked to the Year of Engineering! Contains … Continue reading
Glasgow City Council (CC) has said that parts of the Glasgow School of Art Mackintosh building will be dismantled after it was ravaged by fire earlier this month.
More than 4,000 public spaces are being sold off every year and being ‘lost to the community forever’, according to a report published by Locality, England’s representative body for community organisations, which has now launched a campaign, Save our Spaces, … Continue reading
A multi-million pound fund to help tackle the construction skills shortage has been launched by England’s Skills Minister Anne Milton, with 20 on-site training hubs to upskill more people to help Contains public sector information licensed under the Open Government … Continue reading
The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has advertised for three new board members for the Charity Commission, in what appears to be an expansion of the regulator’s board.
With more than 300 submissions received in response to the consultation exercise carried out by the Cathedrals Working Group – which published its draft report in January 2018, and its final report on 14 June – widespread support has been … Continue reading
The deadline for Countryside Stewardship application packs to be received by Natural England has been extended by one month to 31 August. Contains public sector information licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0
Network Rail engineers allowed filming access to an underground site hut used by track workers, situated deep in the tunnels under Liverpool Lime Street station and built more than 100 years ago by track workers to take their tea … Continue reading
Scotland’s new National Performance Framework has been launched, with the indicator for the historic environment remains the condition of pre1919 dwellings.
After 50 years of uncertainty and having fallen into a perilous state-of-disrepair, the future of Grade I (GI) listed Gwrych Castle, Abergele in North Wales – one of Wales’s most important and fairytale-like country houses, that was set to become … Continue reading
Liverpool Maritime Mercantile City to remain on World Heritage in Danger list, but retain World Heritage Status
The World Heritage Committee (WHC) has retained Liverpool on the List of World Heritage in Danger but it is to retain its World Heritage Status subject to production of a revised Draft State of Conservation Report (DSOCR) and a report … Continue reading
41 new marine protections under consultation in third tranche of Marine Conservation Zones, closing 20 July
Environment secretary Michael Gove has set out plans to create 41 new Marine Conservation Zones across the UK, totalling nearly 12,000 square kilometres of marine habitats, in a consultation on the Third Tranche of Marine Conservation Zones, which closes 20 … Continue reading
Julia King, Baroness Brown of Cambridge, has been appointed Chair of the Carbon Trust from July 2018, when she will take on the role from James Smith, former Chair of Shell UK, who has served in the post since 2011.
The second Historic Photographer of the Year Awards launched for entries on 12 June 2018 and is open to amateur and professional photographers around the world.
HE consults on ‘Assistant Historic Environment Advisor’ Apprenticeship Standard – call for comment by 8 July
Historic England seeks responses on the development of a new standard for apprentices working as ‘Assistant Historic Environment Advisors’, closing 8 July.
Heritage 2020 – Expressions of Interest sought for pro bono update on statutory England’s heritage-related duties of England’s local authorities, closing 5 July
Heritage 2020 a sector-wide initiative to sustain and promote the historic environment of England, is seeking ‘Expressions of Interest’ in a pro bono update on statutory England’s heritage-related duties of England’s local authorities, closing 5 July.
The first intake of innovative new social enterprise Public Practice meet the Mayor of London.17 outstanding Associates selected from over 200 applicants begin year-long placements across London and the wider South East to deliver affordable homes and inclusive places.