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- IHBC is at the 2019 Natural Stone Show, naturally – offering delegates news on IHBC’s HESPR, Conservation Wiki and much more: Excel, 30/4 to 2/5 – with more updates now out! 23/04/2019
- IHBC trustee and Technical Panel lead Prof John Edwards explores with CIOB how ‘Conservation is driving quality in construction’, for its annual ‘conservation etc.’ conference, 30 April, London 23/04/2019
- IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the (School) doorstep’: Edinburgh pupils to be taught construction skills to boost recruitment 23/04/2019
- IHBC’s CPD Boost on ‘Adversarial behaviour in the UK construction industry’, from DBW 23/04/2019
- IHBC’s CPD ‘Bauhaus centenary’ Boost: Original Bauhaus Books and Journals free to download! 23/04/2019
- Prince Charles, after Hillsborough’s ‘facelift’: Future of built heritage could be endangered by traditional skills shortage 23/04/2019
- Another historic building hit by fire: Major fire in the former Church of St John the Evangelist, Blackburn 23/04/2019
- Construction opportunities offered to 20 career-changing women 23/04/2019
- Place Alliance’s Big Meet 9 sees launch of ‘Place Value and the Ladder of Place Quality’ and seeks feedback on success to date 23/04/2019
- EH: Bob Marley named among new blue plaque recipients for 2019 23/04/2019
- WMF awarded grant for skills training project in Yemen 23/04/2019
- The Iron Bridge reopens to the public following £3.6 Million Project 23/04/2019
- CYARK: Building digital capacity in Rapa Nui 23/04/2019
- IHBC Nottingham 2019 – ‘Perspectives to take to School’: Notre Dame, the story so far… 19/04/2019
- IHBC’s 2019 Nottingham School Branch free 7 May pre-School evening update: ‘Contemporary challenges and solutions for protecting heritage…’ 19/04/2019
- IHBC’s HESPR pick from £290K+ costed work: Royal Botanic Gardens Kew etc. seeks condition survey of Wakehurst Mansion, closing 25/04, value £65k 19/04/2019
- IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Talks on future improvements of ‘vast woodland areas’ at Duff House, Banff 19/04/2019
- Comments get Scruton sacked from Building Beautiful commission 19/04/2019
- Heads of Planning Scotland (HOPS): ‘Planning Bill Could Break the System’ 19/04/2019
- HTN launches new partnership to support over 250 member organisations develop financial skills and knowledge 19/04/2019
- Historic England seeks Committee and Panel members and advisers etc., various closing dates 19/04/2019
- Communities bid to make their high streets fit for the future 19/04/2019
- Historic England launches new heritage apprenticeships 19/04/2019
- ‘Creating better towns’: A free aide-memoire published 19/04/2019
- Scottish natural capital accounts welcomed by SNH 19/04/2019
Monthly Archives: February 2019
IHBC’s 2019 Council+ reviews IHBC conservation accreditation and CPD support: From MATE sessions to feedback and updates – London 2 May, with opportunities for all (travel paid) so register your interest ASAP!
The next IHBC Council+ – our national forum for engaging with members at all skills levels – will provide members, associates and affiliates with the opportunity to focus on their continuing professional development (CPD), so if you want to join … Continue reading
IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Why £11.3m Leicester Cathedral revamp has been criticised by HE
The Leicester Mercury has explored how controversial plans to build a new extension at the front of Leicester Cathedral have been criticised by the ‘heritage watchdog’, Historic England (HE).
Campaigners have scored a High Court victory against a council’s decision not to designate playing fields in west London as a local green space, after a judge ruled that the authority had carried out a ‘plainly inadequate’ and ‘manifestly unfair’ … Continue reading
The Heritage of London Trust Operations Ltd (HOLTOP) has announced that it has received a £42,900 National Lottery grant from The National Lottery Heritage Fund towards total project costs of £70,000.
The Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal by North Yorkshire County Council in a dispute over the visual effects of a proposed quarry extension in the Green Belt.
Funding call from ESRI and What Works Wellbeing Centre for research into wellbeing of individuals and communities in the UK
The Economic and Social Research Council (ERSC) working with the What Works Well Being Centre have announced a secondary analysis data initiative funding opportunity concerning ‘Understanding Wellbeing’ which will go to research that offers further insights surrounding the wellbeing of … Continue reading
The Centre for Cities think tank say that authorities should focus on attracting high-paying office jobs to support city centres rather than replacing ‘failed shops’.
With the start of the 12th annual National Apprenticeship Week (NAW 2019) just around the corner, new resources to help the sector get behind the week have been published. image: Open Government Licence v3.0
DCMS Committee launches inquiry into Lessons from First World War Centenary: Evidence invited by 15 March at 5pm
The centenary of the First World War commemorations focused on connecting new, younger audiences to the legacy of the War through arts and education initiatives, and a new Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Committee inquiry seeks to examine the … Continue reading
Contracts to develop, deliver and award the first three T Levels have been awarded by the Department for Education (DfE) and Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (the Institute). image: Open Government Licence v3.0
IHBC’s IMHO spotlight in Scotland: David Bookbinder, ‘Flat broke? How private landlords are destroying our tenements’
David Bookbinder, writing in Scottish Housing News, has explored the thorny issue of tenement repairs and offered workable solutions that he believes could save this vital part of Scotland’s community and heritage.
IHBC at HES in Edinburgh! A ‘MATE’ session recap on our latest conservation accreditation support event – ‘IHBC membership is a fantastic way of setting yourself apart from the competition…’
Kate Kendall the IHBC’s LETS Officer has continued her travels across the UK, delivering IHBC accreditation application guidance and CPD to members and colleagues, most recently with her Membership Application Training Event (MATE) session at Historic Environment Scotland (HES) in … Continue reading
IHBC welcomes top lawyer double act to the 2019 Annual School, with Charles Mynors and Nigel Hewitson: ‘… on legal issues around conservation calamities’!
The IHBC has announced two leading speakers for the legal section of the 2019 Day School ‘Heritage, Risk & Resilience: Confronting conservation calamities’ in Nottingham on Friday 5 July, as it welcomes a special double-act of top lawyers Charles Mynors … Continue reading
REMINDER: IHBC Branches: Support your local ‘Successful learners in heritage skills’ with a nomination to our Marsh Awards and a chance of £500 cash and a place at Nottingham’s 2019 School! Due 28 February!
IHBC Branches can celebrate successful local learners in heritage craft, trade and related practices, with a nomination for IHBC’s Marsh Award for ‘Successful Learning in Heritage Skills’, due by 28 February, and help them secure £500 cash and a Full … Continue reading
IHBC’s HESPR top pick from £10.2M+ costed work this week: RSPB Scotland, seeks developer of ‘micro-adventure with heritage interpretation’ (‘Wanderings and Windings’), closing 11/03, value £9000
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 this week features a call from RSPB Scotland for … Continue reading
IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Organisations sign MOU ‘to promote Cornwall’s distinct identity’
The Falmouth Packet has explored how the recognition of the importance to residents and businesses of Cornish culture, heritage and the arts has been reinforced when major investors in culture signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to work closely together … Continue reading
IHBC ‘Out of Context CPD Boost’: An ethnographic approach to conservation from Tom Yarrow – with an ‘energy twist’, from the Trobriand Islands to Scotland
Conservation is a nexus of people, ideas, interests and forms of professional practice that come together to create the complex and shifting object that is the historic environment, argues Tom Yarrow in a less familiar take on the practice recently … Continue reading
The 2019 Spring Conference of the Vernacular Architecture Group (VAG) will be held in Looe, East Cornwall, from 23 to 27 April and applications for student bursaries are due by Friday 15 March. image: VAG website
The Countryside Stewardship (CS) scheme opened on 18 February for farmers, foresters and land managers to request 2019 application packs to allow for applications for a range of schemes that pay for environmental benefits. image: Peter Badcock
The Government’s announcement in December 2018, launching the Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission, has put a new focus on the importance of high quality design or ‘beauty’ when building the homes the nation needs, and Civic Voice has launched a … Continue reading
Nominations open for World Monuments Watch 2020: Until 1 March 2019
The Committee on Standards in Public Life published a report on 30 January 2019 , following a year-long review and wide consultation , on Local Government ethical standards which recommended that local government standards system needs more robust safeguards.
Government has backed a project to build rooftop properties in London on the top of existing buildings and they will be part of a £500m project to build more than 11,000 affordable properties across the country… image: LocalGov website
Design Council’s free online Inclusive Environments CPD has been launched so built environment professionals can increase their understanding and knowledge of inclusive design as standard practice at a national level.
Celebrate the Buildings You Love with HE – and explore what you can’t live without: #BuildingsYouLove
All around England, buildings old and new grace our streets and squares, our cities and our coastline, so Historic England asked: What building can’t you live without? image: HE website