Daily Archives: 29/06/2018

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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