Monthly Archives: June 2018

Prizes aplenty at IHBC‘s Belfast School 2018: Presentations for Gus Astley Student and IHBC Marsh Awards

The Annual Dinner of the IHBC’s 2018 School on June 22 in Belfast’s City Hall – which that night the Institute shared with a Canadian ‘Narnia’ conference – included the presentations of awards, prizes and certificates to a range of … Continue reading

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IHBC’s HESPR member ‘Urban Vision Enterprises: CEO and IHBC past-Chair Dave Chetwyn on YouTube courtesy RTPI… ‘Heritage and neighbourhood planning’

In a new training video from the RTPI Policy Officer (England) Harry Burchill speaks to planning consultants Dave Chetwyn (HBC past Chair) and Hannah Barter from Urban Vision Enterprise CIC – a member of the IHBC’s quality assurance programme for … Continue reading

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IHBC HESPR’s top pick this week: Plymouth CC seeks design team for Elizabethan House, New Street, closing 20/07, value £500k

The IHBC’s heritage business register HESPR – the Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition scheme – offers members weekly ‘News and Tender Alert’ emails, with the IHBC Director’s top pick for NewsBlog readers this week featuring the call from Plymouth City … Continue reading

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IHBC’s CPD boost from DBW: Guide to writing dissertations, for students… and everyone else! 

Designing Buildings Wiki (DBW) – host partner of the IHBC’s Conservation Wiki – features a structured, 7-part guide to the researching and producing a dissertation, which offers a model for students, while also serving as a critical framework for specialists … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the (nation’s) doorstep’: Fans in fight to restore George Eliot’s GII listed Coventry home

The Guardian explores how campaigners hope that the author’s bicentenary next year, and Coventry’s upcoming city of culture status, will kickstart the restoration of a largely un-tapped national resource, the Coventry home of one of Britain’s greatest authors, George Eliot, … Continue reading

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Glasgow CC: School of Art building to be ‘dismantled’

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.

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Locality: Community spaces sold off ‘on a massive scale’ for private use, finds report

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

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£22m fund launched to boost construction skills etc.

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

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DCMS seeks three new board members for the Charity Commission

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.

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CoE recommendations for England’s Cathedrals meet with support

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

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Application return for Countryside Stewardship extended to 31 August

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

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Film record of underground London hut built for track workers’ tea breaks

  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

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IHBC says thanks for the memories: To our 2018 Belfast School Branch hosts, sponsors, volunteers, supporters, delegates and all…

Plaudits and congratulations have been offered by IHBC officers to the organisers, supporters, sponsors – notably School main sponsor and HESPR member Heritage Collective – as well as our speakers and exhibitors, who helped make the IHBC’s 2018 Belfast School … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘after the AGM is over’: Re-elections, ratifications and remembering Eddie

image: Trustees AGM2018 & remembering Eddie The IHBC’s AGM in Belfast, on 22 June, re-elected the IHBC’s national officers and ratified Branch representative nominations in line with the AGM papers, and concluded with a reflective but uplifting tribute by IHBC … Continue reading

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IHBC & partners on draft ‘NPPF & Design’ featured in Designing Buildings Wiki (DBW)

The IHBC partnership calling for better design standards in the evolving National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) has been featured in the weekly Newsletter of Designing Buildings Wiki (DBW) – host partner of the IHBC’s Conservation Wiki – and sent to … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Hull City Council offers TLC to Victorian lamps on King Billy’s statue

Four ornamental lamps dating from the late 1800s have disappeared from Hull’s oldest public statue, Hull live writes, but it explains that the good news is that they haven’t been stolen – instead, they’re just undergoing some much-needed ‘TLC’.

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Launch of Scotland’s National Performance Framework 

Scotland’s new National Performance Framework has been launched, with the indicator for the historic environment remains the condition of pre1919 dwellings.

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GI Listed Gwrych Castle saved for the nation: a fairytale Welsh castle once destined for royalty 

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

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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

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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

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Baroness Brown of Cambridge appointed as chair of the Carbon Trust

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.

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Historic Photographer of the Year 2018 opens for entries

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.

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IHBC’s 2018 Belfast School opens: ‘Our Shared heritage’ – Join in, in person or via social media

The IHBC’s 2018 Annual School – the institute’s annual UK-wide conference for conservation professionals, themed on ‘Our Shared Heritage’ and with HESPR member Heritage Collective as our main sponsor – has opened in Belfast, offering extensive tours for the 3 … Continue reading

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IHBC HESPR’s top pick this week: Canal and River Trust seeks Architects for restoration and redevelopment of the former waterway depot at Finsley Gate Wharf, Burnley, closing 02/07, value £300k

The IHBC’s heritage business register HESPR – the Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition scheme – offers members weekly ‘News and Tender Alert’ emails, with the IHBC Director’s top pick for NewsBlog readers this week featuring the call from Birmingham City … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Labour bid to save Maida Vale Studios

Labour has stepped in to stop the historic London building and recording studios, Maida Vale Studios, from being bulldozed as the BBC prepares to sell it, as reported by The Evening Standard. image: By John Andrew, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=13656620

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