Monthly Archives: March 2019

Serious about your career? Stay ‘in the know’ with IHBC’s latest ‘Jobs etc.’, as March updates include Scottish trainee opportunities in HES, and QS and PM openings in HRP

Helping conservation careers and heritage employers across the UK, the IHBC updates readers about recent job and trainee openings on its ‘Jobs etc’ service – from HES (Historic Environment Scotland) to HRP (Historic Royal Palaces) – so sign up for … Continue reading

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IHBC’s April Branch Events Update: Explore Branch CPD events across the UK

IHBC Branches have again been busy planning and organising CPD events across the UK, including preparation for this year’s Annual School in Nottingham and next year’s in Brighton. This month’s features include: Scotland Branch – Contemporary Design in Historic Places … Continue reading

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Free travel for IHBC volunteers at the Natural Stone Show 2019, naturally… London Excel, 30 April- 2 May: Just ask!

Volunteers and early career interests can get support to attend   Natural Stone Show 2019, naturally in London’s Excel, on 30 April- 2 May: simply contact Carla at support@ihbc.org.uk.

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IHBC’s HESPR top pick from £400k+ costed work this week: NE Lincs seeks appraisal and business planning team for regen, Port of Grimsby 08/04, value £50k

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 led by North East … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Restoration plans for historic Treffry Viaduct

Plans to restore the Treffry Viaduct in Luxulyan Valley have been given a boost, says The Cornish Times, thanks to a grant of £55,968 from Historic England towards investigatory works.

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Tailored Review of Historic England: Closing 9 May

The Department for Digital, Culture Media and Sport (DCMS) is conducting a tailored review of Historic England – ‘to challenge and seek assurance of the continuing need, efficiency and good governance of public bodies’ – so to help inform this … Continue reading

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Degree apprenticeship for town planners gets green light from Government

The first degree-level apprenticeship to train Chartered Town Planners in England has been approved by the Government, with employers in England able to recruit candidates immediately to start the programme this autumn.

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Councils fear Swansea construction giant’s collapse  could be ‘Welsh Carillion’

LocalGov new has reported on how the collapse of Dawnus Construction could be a ‘Welsh Carillion’. image: Walesonline website

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Civic Voice provides evidence to the England’s Building Better Commission

Civic Voice has presented evidence to the Government’s Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission. image: Civic Voice

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UKEA: Work starts on fish pass at iconic GII Crumpwood weir

The UK Environment Agency (UKEA) has reported on how building work recently began on a unique fish pass, iconic Grade II (GII) listed Crumpwood weir, which is being built underneath the nearby disused 19th century pump house on the River … Continue reading

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Rabbit Hole in Farmer’s Field Leads to Mysterious Cave Network

In a farmer’s field in Shropshire, a seemingly innocuous rabbit hole has led to a mysterious underground chamber that, according to some locals, used to be a secret meeting place for a medieval religious order? image: BBC News March 2017

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Don’t forget: IHBC’s 2019 Council+ is your opportunity to review accreditation support – London 2 May and travel paid, so register 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

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

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’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’ (with a bow to the Nottingham School): Post-flood plans to enhance and renew Mytholmroyd’s ‘historic character’, following linked ‘repairs and demolitions’, under discussion by council cabinet

The Halifax Courier has reported in how ambitious plans to enhance the appearance of Mytholmroyd village centre – which includes a number of listed buildings and structures and was designated as a Conservation Area in 2001 – are being discussed … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Bournemouth Hebrew Congregation’s shul GII listing celebrated

The Daily Echo has celebrated how a synagogue in Bournemouth, that ‘combines Moorish-revival style and Art Nouveau elements’, has become a Grade II listed building, preserving its architectural and historic merits.

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£20m of support for regeneration in local communities in Scotland as part of RCGF

Communities across Scotland are to benefit from a share of £20.4m to support local regeneration activity. A total of 18 projects are being awarded funding in 2019/20 as part of the Regeneration Capital Grant Fund (RCGF) and more than 600 … Continue reading

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HTVF launches survey on ‘quality of our experiences in towns and city centres’ to support the visitor economy

Historic Towns and Villages Forum (HTVF) has launched a survey about the quality of our experiences in towns and city centres and seeks responses concerning the challenges of developing the visitor economy.

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Brokenshire’s Spring Statement supplementary announcements encompass Canal and Review Trust LBCO; upwards extensions, and High Street to be a focus.

James Brokenshire’s (Secretary of State for Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government) Written Ministerial Statement that which accompanied the Spring Statement included planning announcements covering: image: Open Government Licence v3.0

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Parliamentary Group meeting sees Minister for High Streets launch Civic Voice’s new guide for National Civic Day

The meeting of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Civic Societies, on 25 February, launched a new guide showing how Civic Voice members are supporting regeneration in high streets across England.

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UCL Ecclesiastical Heritage Bursary to help heritage professionals to study on the IHBC-Recognised ‘Sustainable Heritage’ MSc and more: Closing 17 June

The Ecclesiastical Insurance Bursary is available to enable heritage professionals to study on the University College of London (UCL) Sustainable Heritage MSc, a conservation course fully recognised by the IHBC for compliance with ICOMOS conservation criteria, with up to £20,000 … Continue reading

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‘Strongest bid’ planned for Union Chain Bridge funds

The ‘strongest bid possible’ for funding to back a £7.3m overhaul of a bridge linking Scotland and England will be submitted by the end of May. If successful it would allow work on the Union Chain Bridge to start early … Continue reading

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IHBC’s Gus Astley Student Award winners now out: Strathclyde University’s Estefania Macchi secures 2018 Award with information management and design focus; Commended successes cover Brutalism, conflict, staircases, cob, CMPs and much, much more

The winner of the IHBC Gus Astley Student Award for 2018 has been announced as Estefania Macchi, then on the IHBC-recognised conservation course at Strathclyde University, for her suite of research and design works for the Glasgow’s former St. James Board School … Continue reading

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IHBC’s HESPR top pick from £89M+ costed work this week: Waveney DC etc. seeks accredited architect for ‘as and when’ support for Lowestoft High Street Conservation Grant Scheme, closing 04/04, £25k-£50k

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 led by Waveney District … Continue reading

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Major investment in Scotland’s conservation training as HES Conservation Directorate seeks 10 trainees, with salary starts from £17,500 and closing 8 April: All now out on IHBC’s unique Jobs etc service

Historic Environment Scotland is making a major investment in Scotland’s conservation training as it seeks 10 trainees in its Conservation Directorate – from engineering to climate change – currently advertised at IHBC Jobs etc, and with salary starts at £17,500 … Continue reading

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HE’s regular Planning Bulletin highlights omission of ‘heritage’ from draft Environment (Principles and Governance) Bill

Historic England’s latest Planning Bulletin notes how the recently issued draft Environment (Principles and Governance) Bill fails to include the historic environment in the majority of the provisions, and its omission of heritage references ‘has the potential to exclude heritage … Continue reading

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