Daily Archives: 18/01/2019

IHBC at the Natural Stone Show 2019? Naturally… and packed with free IHBC-recognised CPD – 30 April-2 May, ExCel!

The IHBC will host its regular stand at the Natural Stone Show’s Conservation Area in April, in London’s ExCel, so please be sure to visit us there, and remember that this busy event also offers lots of free IHBC-recognised CPD … Continue reading

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IHBC welcomes Historic England Angel Award 2018 winner – Great Yarmouth PT – as part of Context’s international ‘European Perspectives’ issue

The winners of the 2018 Historic England Angel Awards, co-funded by the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation, include Great Yarmouth Preservation Trust (PT) Best Contribution to a Heritage Project by Young People, currently featured in IHBC’s most recent Context, Darren Barker … Continue reading

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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

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 Supply Hertfordshire … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Suffolk campaigners hope listed monument to St Edmund will deter developers

The East Anglian Daily Times has reported on how a tight-knit community determined to protect their village’s history has pulled together to protest against a housing development on what they consider to be sacred ground – marked by a stone … Continue reading

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New ‘Wates Principles’ aim to improve corporate governance standards among private companies

A new code for the corporate governance of large private companies has been launched, the ‘Wates Principles’, named after the Chair James Wates CBE, to provide a framework to help them not only meet legal requirements but to promote long … Continue reading

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Councils approve planning applications at ‘fastest rate’ in a decade – as Shelter says planning system failings on new homes a ‘Developers… myth’

Local authorities are approving planning applications at their fastest rate in over a decade, the homelessness charity Shelter has revealed, as it points to the ‘myth’ whereby ‘Developers… blame the planning system for their failure to build the kinds of … Continue reading

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Cambridge CC to bring Cambridge Live cultural services back in-house

Cambridge City Council (CC) has announced it will return to providing cultural services directly after Cambridge Live struggled to meet financial targets. image: LocalGov website

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Grant Thornton: A third of councils at risk of financial failure in the next decade!

New analysis from the business and financial adviser Grant Thornton UK LLP has found that over a third (36%) of all councils in England are at risk of financial failure in the next ten years. image: LocalGov website

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RAC Foundation analysis indicates ‘substandard’ council-maintained bridges on the rise

RAC Foundation analysis indicates that thousands of structures are operating with weight restrictions and that almost 3,500 council-maintained road bridges in Great Britain are substandard.

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England’s communities to have greater say in protecting local trees: Closing Feb 28

Michael Gove has launched a consultation on plans to create greater protections for trees in urban areas, with a closing date of February 28. image: Open Government Licence v3.0

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Bid to introduce a £2 tourist tax in Edinburgh wins support

Plans to introduce a £2 tourist tax in Edinburgh have won support in a recent public consultation. image: Fiona Newton

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