Daily Archives: 12/03/2019

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

It’s the beginning of a busy springtime for the IHBC Branches, from planning and organising CPD events and MATE accreditation support sessions to AGMs and more. This month’s features include: Policy into Practice: IHBC South East Branch Day School and … Continue reading

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Think you might miss the IHBC’s 2019 Nottingham School due to fees? Not a problem as ‘Money is not the barrier’, with £4000 and more of IHBC bursaries now available!

Bursary allocations totalling up to £4000 are available for the IHBC’s 2019 Annual School in Nottingham on 4-6 July, themed on ‘Heritage, Risk & Resilience – confronting conservation calamities’ and offering some of the best heritage learning and CPD around: … Continue reading

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IHBC Nottingham 2019’s ‘Perspectives to take to School’: Castle restoration progress online, from the air, but see it in person on ‘hard hat’ tours at the School

Bird’s-eye views have been released in the Nottingham Post showing the progress being made on the £30 million regeneration of Nottingham Castle, with images taken by the Nottingham and Derby Hot Air Balloon Club, but you can understand how the … Continue reading

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More on heritage risk and resilience – and Nottingham 2019 – from Scotland to Scots: £713,000 to increase community resilience to improve flood protection

Communities across Scotland will benefit from more than £700,000 additional funding to improve flood protection, while delegates to the IHBC’s 2019 School in Nottingham can learn about how best to use such finds for heritage resilience too.

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: New flats in Oxford would ‘overpower’ historic buildings

The Oxford Mail has reported on how experts have warned that a massive new block of flats in the centre of Oxford could ‘overpower’ historic buildings nearby. image: Oxford Mail website

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New scheme to support Scotland’s town centres

The Town Centre Fund is a new £50 million fund to help boost Scotland’s town centres, which has been set up in partnership with COSLA and witgh uses that ‘could include the re-purposing of empty buildings for housing or social … Continue reading

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New ‘Stephen Croad Historic Buildings of England and Wales’ Essay Prize from the Ancient Monuments Society: £500, closing 30 June 2019

The Trustees of the Ancient Monuments Society are pleased to announce the establishment of an annual Essay Prize in memory of Stephen James Croad, a dedicated public servant and strong supporter of the AMS, to keep alive Stephen’s memory and … Continue reading

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Royal Parks opposes proposal for London Holocaust memorial

Proposals for a Holocaust memorial have been dealt a blow after the charity responsible for looking after the central London park in which it is supposed to be built said it was opposed the move as it will have ‘significant … Continue reading

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Tate Modern neighbours lose viewing platform privacy case

Residents in glass-walled apartments worth up to £3.5m have lost their bid to stop visitors to the Tate Modern gallery looking into their homes.

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Design Council appoints new Director of Architecture and the Built Environment

Design Council Chief Executive, Sarah Weir OBE, has today announced the appointment of Sue Morgan to be the organisation’s new Director of Architecture and the Built Environment. image: Design Council website

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Ancient Woodbury hillfort being damaged by illegal off-roading

An ancient Iron Age hillfort, Woodbury Castle, near Exmouth, is being wrecked from motorists illegally driving their vehicles off-road despite signage and temporary fences being installed at the site.

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Lichfield publishes ‘Planned up and be counted Local Plan-making since the NPPF 2012’

Lichfields’ sixth annual review of Local Plan production under the original National Planning Policy Framework 2012 (NPPF 2012) shows that only half of Local Planning authorities have put in place a Local Plan under its auspices, and highlights how even … Continue reading

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Entries now open for the Brick Awards 2019: closing 31 May

Brick Development Association has announced that entries are now open for the Brick Awards 2019, which closes 31 May.

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Demolition starts on Windscale chimney at Sellafield

The first blocks of concrete have been removed from the top of one of the world’s most recognisable chimneys as the start of the demolition of Sellafield’s Windscale Pile One stack. image: Open Government Licence v3.0

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