Daily Archives: 04/01/2019

IHBC’s ‘Welcome to the New Year’ 1: ‘European Perspectives’ in Context 157, includes Jokilehto on ‘Concerning Heritage’, ‘Brexit’ takes and more

The latest issue of the IHBC’s membership journal Context is now out, reporting on ‘European Perspectives’ in conservation, and including the usual plethora of updates, reviews and opinion, alongside themed articles prefaced by IHBC 2018 School keynote speaker Prof Jukka … Continue reading

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IHBC’s HESPR top pick from £200K+ costed work this week: NHMF seeks ‘Parks for People’ impact assessment, closing 28/01, value £55-60k

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 for this week features a call from the National … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Six-home development plan for land surrounding Wrexham’s historic Ruabon monument refused

Plans to build a small housing development on land surrounding the historic Ruabon monument in Wales have been refused, reports Wrexham.com.

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IHBC’s CPD Boost’: See the ‘Place Value Wiki’ from PLACE Alliance

The Place Value Wiki brings together in a ‘raw’ form the range of rigorous research evidence that links the ‘quality’ and design of ‘place’ with the value added in health, social, economic and environmental terms, and as a wiki it … Continue reading

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Timpson Expert Panel says a locally-driven approach is needed to rejuvenate high streets and town centres

An expert panel on the retail industry – the Town Centres Expert Panel – which includes Chair Sir John Timpson, has called for a community-focused approach to tackling the challenges facing high streets and town centres, and has published recommendations … Continue reading

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BEIS Committee energy efficiency inquiry: deadline of 17 January

The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee inquiry into the Government’s approach to delivering energy efficiency improvements to buildings has a deadline for written submissions of 17 January 2019. image: Open Government Licence v3.0 

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Heritage Lottery Fund: ‘Updated Policy Directions’ issued by DCMS

Following consultation, updated policy directions have been issued to the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) in its role as a distributing body of National Lottery funds.

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BEFS on Scottish Government’s Draft Budget 2019-20

Built Environment Forum Scotland (BEFS), the link body for Scotland’s built and historic environment interests, has summarised the most relevant parts of the Scottish Government Draft Budget for 2019-20, noting that Historic Environment Scotland’s grant will be reduced by 3.2%. 

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Allchurches Trust Heritage Apprenticeships: Future-proofing heritage under new funding aimed at building sustainable skills

Major funding – of £471,000 grant over three years – for a new Historic England programme has been announced, which will see the Allchurches Trust step up its support for the protection and preservation of heritage skills through creation of … Continue reading

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BSI: UK to maintain European standards position

European Standards Organizations have approved a plan to secure BSI’s membership post-Brexit. image: Open Government Licence v3.0

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Government sees dramatic reduction in the size of its estate

Government’s ‘The State of the Estate 2018’ report, newly launched, shows that the size of the government estate has been reduced by 156,000 square metres over the past year – the equivalent of 13 Trafalgar Squares. image: Open Government Licence … Continue reading

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BBC features end of year’s Listed Buildings

The BBC has reported on how a ‘bus shelter, a cattle trough and a Rolls-Royce test hangar are among the more unusual heritage places gaining listed status’ in 2018, with its highlights including ‘an elaborate pedestrian subway in London and … Continue reading

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