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- IHBC at the Natural Stone Show 2019? Naturally… and packed with free IHBC-recognised CPD – 30 April-2 May, ExCel! 18/01/2019
- IHBC welcomes Historic England Angel Award 2018 winner – Great Yarmouth PT – as part of Context’s international ‘European Perspectives’ issue 18/01/2019
- IHBC’s HESPR top pick from £2.4M+ costed work this week: Character Statements for N Herts Conservation Areas sought, closing 4/2, value £75 -100k 18/01/2019
- IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Suffolk campaigners hope listed monument to St Edmund will deter developers 18/01/2019
- New ‘Wates Principles’ aim to improve corporate governance standards among private companies 18/01/2019
- Councils approve planning applications at ‘fastest rate’ in a decade – as Shelter says planning system failings on new homes a ‘Developers… myth’ 18/01/2019
- Cambridge CC to bring Cambridge Live cultural services back in-house 18/01/2019
- Grant Thornton: A third of councils at risk of financial failure in the next decade! 18/01/2019
- RAC Foundation analysis indicates ‘substandard’ council-maintained bridges on the rise 18/01/2019
- England’s communities to have greater say in protecting local trees: Closing Feb 28 18/01/2019
- Bid to introduce a £2 tourist tax in Edinburgh wins support 18/01/2019
- IHBC ‘Members with benefits’: Free IHBC CPD and entry at London’s LPOC Property Show, 9-10 Feb 15/01/2019
- IHBC celebrates 2016 Gus Astley Student Award ‘Trustee selection’ winner now in print: On lighthouses as ‘machines for living in’ 15/01/2019
- Association for Project Safety (APS) calls for IHBC members input to CDM survey, as 2019 School focusses on heritage and risk 15/01/2019
- IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Walton pub to be demolished despite petition to save it 15/01/2019
- Councils slash library budgets by £30m, survey reveals 15/01/2019
- British Council publication on Soft Power 15/01/2019
- National Trust on new Agriculture Bill 15/01/2019
- Grenfell Tower: Ongoing reviews and updates of Building Regulations and Standards 15/01/2019
- IHBC’s 2019 Annual School welcomes keynote speaker: Zaki Aslan, Conservation architect and Director of ICCROM-Sharjah 11/01/2019
- Career interests in heritage? See IHBC’s latest ‘Jobs etc.’ review of skills needs from the amenity bodies such as Victorian Society, to government and the private sector 11/01/2019
- IHBC ‘Members with benefits’: 15% off ‘Building Conservation’ courses from CIOB Academy – 6/7 February (London); 19/20 February (Swansea)… and PM in London too! 11/01/2019
- IHBC’s HESPR top pick from £54K+ costed work this week: Deadline Extension as SDNPA seeks architect for conversion of a historic farmstead 11/01, value £35-50K 11/01/2019
- IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Tyne and Wear BPT lead in ‘forgotten’ city centre buildings boosted by Coastal Revival Fund 11/01/2019
- Damerham church engraved lead stolen from roof 11/01/2019
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
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.
‘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
History students at Manchester Academy were thrilled to receive a Historic England Heritage Schools plaque, recognising their hard work investigating local heritage.
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
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
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
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
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
Community groups can bid for funds to establish a new pocket park or refurbish an existing park. image: Open Government Licence v3.0
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
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
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.
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
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
Hundreds of new properties have been built using weak mortar that does not meet recommended industry standards, the Victoria Derbyshire show has found.
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.