Monthly Archives: December 2018

Context themes and dates for 2019 now online, and FREE BOXES available for key user groups… just let us know!

The IHBC has posted online the planned future themes for our membership journal Context, so members can plan their own CPD, offer us content, and suggest future themes – and we now also offer free boxes of Contexts (c.60 per box) for … Continue reading

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IHBC welcomes government agreement to ‘take forward all of the recommendations in the Hackitt review’

The IHBC has welcomed government’s agreement to ‘take forward all of the recommendations in the Hackitt review’, as the IHBC continues its support for the ‘100% Hackitt’ programme.

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‘Strategy for future of the NHLE: sector perspective’ – Call for Evidence closing dates extended, for IHBC and others

Matthew Saunders’ report for Historic England on ‘Developing a strategy for the future of the National Heritage List for England (NHLE): the sector’s perspective’, has a revised programme in its call for evidence – which includes a request for IHBC-specific … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Manchester Academy students receive Historic England plaque

History students at Manchester Academy were thrilled to receive a Historic England Heritage Schools plaque, recognising their hard work investigating local heritage.

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IHBC’s FREE Modernist ‘CPD boost’ for your New Year: Open Culture flags Bauhaus books and journals to download

Anyone can download beautifully designed Bauhaus books & journals for free, including from luminaries such as Gropius, Klee, Kandinsky, Moholy-Nagy & more. image: Monoskop.org

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New Edition of Planning Policy Wales launched

A new edition of Planning Policy Wales appeared in early December, the tenth edition of the national land-use policy document which has been extensively revised to bring it into line with the legislative requirements of the Well-being of Future Generations … Continue reading

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Work Plan for Culture 2019-2022: EU Ministers of Culture make the legacy of the European Year a priority

At the meeting of the Education, Youth, Culture and Sports Council in Brussels on 27 November, EU Ministers of Culture adopted, among others, conclusions on the Work Plan for Culture 2019-2022, stressing the importance of sustaining the legacy of the … Continue reading

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Northern Powerhouse needs ‘clear break’ with original vision, report says

Government should commit to a ‘whole North’ approach to development rather than just focusing on the Manchester region, a new IPPR think tank report says, calling on northern leaders to move the agenda to a new phase. image: UK LocalGov … Continue reading

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Launch of the 2019 Street Design Awards: Deadline 28 Feb

Street Design Awards, celebrating innovation and best practice in street design schemes across the UK, have been relaunched, with a deadline for submissions of  28 February 2019. image: UK LocalGov website

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£1 million funding for communities to create pocket parks

Community groups can bid for funds to establish a new pocket park or refurbish an existing park. image: Open Government Licence v3.0

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£20 million to boost creative industries across England

A multimillion boost for England’s creative industries as a major new £14 million Creative Careers Programme will help attract more diverse talent. image: Open Government Licence v3.0 

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Statue of Emmeline Pankhurst unveiled in Manchester on Dec 14: Marking 100 years since women gained right to vote

The unveiling of a statue of suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst on December 14 marks exactly 100 years since some women first went to the ballot boxes and stood as candidates in a general election in the United Kingdom. image: Open Government … Continue reading

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Survey on Public Participation in Archaeology: The British Archaeologists’ perspective – 31 December deadline

Public Participation in Archaeology:  The British Archaeologists’ perspective, survey is  open until 31 December and will take approximately 10 to 15 minutes to complete.

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FMB say apprenticeship starts are plummeting due to levy

Apprenticeship starts are falling because of the Apprenticeship Levy which needs to be made more flexible, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). image: FMB website

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Planning Appeals Bill limits grounds of appeal against decisions consistent with local plans

The Planning (Appeals) Bill, which limits the grounds of appeal against decisions on planning applications consistent with a neighbourhood development plan or local plan, was introduced on 4 December, and the second reading is scheduled to take place on 25 … Continue reading

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New homes ‘crumbling due to weak mortar’

Hundreds of new properties have been built using weak mortar that does not meet recommended industry standards, the Victoria Derbyshire show has found.

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IHBC’s ‘Christmas Gift’ No.3: ‘Best of the Blogs’ – 100 most popular NewsBlog pages of 2018, from ‘free tasters’ to ‘BS 7913’ and more

For your Christmas (and New Year) perusal, the IHBC offers a listing of then top 100 pages of our hugely popular NewsBlog services visited by readers over 2018, which include free taster ‘NewsBlogs’ and BS 7913, as they demonstrate just … Continue reading

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IHBC Trustees and the Nottingham School 2019 AGM: Nominations sought, closing Monday 6 May 2019

At each Annual General Meeting (AGM) the IHBC elects, re-elects or appoints trustees and officers who are nominated and voted in by Full Members of the institute, with nominations to the next AGM, in our Nottingham School, closing on 6 … Continue reading

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IHBC EM Branch launches draft ‘Social Media Plan’

The IHBC’s East Midlands (EM) Branch has launched a Social Media Plan, setting out how it will engage with social media to achieve the goals of the Branch as well as of IHBC nationally.

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IHBC welcomes ‘Polluter pays’ principles and more in draft clauses for planned Environment Bill

The IHBC has welcomed the recognition in the planned new Environment Bill of core environmental principles such as the ‘polluter pays’, and that the public should be able to participate in environmental decision-making.   image: Open Government Licence v3.0

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IHBC’s HESPR top pick from c.£10K costed work this week: EC seeks proposals on the transformation of ‘historic urban areas and/or cultural landscapes into hubs of entrepreneurship and… integration’, closing 19 February 2019

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 for NewsBlog readers from this week features a call from the European … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the (developer’s) doorstep’: Fine + community service for ‘reckless vandalism’ of GII* listed building

The Northwich Guardian has reported on how a property developer who carried out unauthorised demolition on a Grade II*-listed building has been fined and handed community service.

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the (Govt’s) doorstep’: England’s first motorway turns 60, with major technology upgrade

Exactly 60 years ago on 5 December 1958, 2,300 drivers drove along a new road for the first time…and straight into the history books. image: Open Government Licence v3.0 – Preston Bypass

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Wales: Law Commission consults on Planning Law – including proposed merger of LBC with planning permission

In early December, the Law Commission released its report on its wide-ranging consultation Planning Law in Wales, and amongst its many proposed reforms to Welsh planning law is a merger of listed building consent (LBC) with planning permission.

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European Commission outlines actions to keep cultural heritage high on the political agenda

Closing the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 at the #EuropeForCulture conference in Vienna, the Commission has today highlighted a series of actions on cultural heritage.

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