Daily Archives: 19/04/2019

IHBC Nottingham 2019 – ‘Perspectives to take to School’: Notre Dame, the story so far…

Paris’ Notre-Dame Cathedral, one of Europe’s most celebrated religious buildings, was devastated by a fire Monday night, while its investigation, restoration and reinstatement undoubtedly will be a focus – and touchstone – of conservation philosophies for decades to come. image: … Continue reading

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IHBC’s 2019 Nottingham School Branch free 7 May pre-School evening update: ‘Contemporary challenges and solutions for protecting heritage…’

In advance of Nottingham hosting the IHBC’s 2019 Annual School on 4-6 July, the East Midlands Branch is offering a special free event in the city’s Urban Room, exploring ‘Contemporary challenges and solutions’ to protect heritage in the East Midlands, … Continue reading

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IHBC’s HESPR pick from £290K+ costed work: Royal Botanic Gardens Kew etc. seeks condition survey of Wakehurst Mansion, closing 25/04, value £65k

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 the Royal Botanic … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Talks on future improvements of ‘vast woodland areas’ at Duff House, Banff

The Press and Journal has reported on talks being held to find the best way to improve Duff House Woodland Parkland, surrounding Duff House in Banff – once part of the estate, but sold off over the years – as … Continue reading

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Comments get Scruton sacked from Building Beautiful commission

Roger Scruton has been taken off the government panel tasked with building public support for new homes – the ‘Building Better, Building Beautiful’ Commission  – because of controversial comments on Islamophobia and antisemitism. image: Open Government Licence v3.0

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Heads of Planning Scotland (HOPS): ‘Planning Bill Could Break the System’

Heads of Planning Scotland (HOPS), who represent officials running planning authorities across the country, has warned that the scale of new responsibilities to be introduced in the Planning Bill could break the back of an already under-resourced system.

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HTN launches new partnership to support over 250 member organisations develop financial skills and knowledge

Heritage Trust Network (HTN) has announced its new partnership with Charity Finance Group (CFG), to help its 250+ members across the UK ‘demonstrate their impact and strengthen their strategic financial management’.

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Historic England seeks Committee and Panel members and advisers etc., various closing dates

Historic England is seeking new members for various committees and panels, with skills sought to include architectural history, architectural preservation, historic property and estate management and stonework conservation, and various closing dates etc.

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Communities bid to make their high streets fit for the future

More than 300 local authorities across the country have bid for a share of the £675 million Future High Streets Fund to transform their local high streets. image: Fiona Newton

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Historic England launches new heritage apprenticeships

Historic England (HE) has launched new apprenticeships intended to meet the demand for skilled professionals around the country. image: HE website

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‘Creating better towns’: A free aide-memoire published

Data firm Didobi has created a widely-welcomed, free and simple aide-memoire for Councils and stakeholders in towns that identifies and clearly defines best practice, methodologies and the key ingredient for ‘Creating Better Towns’.

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Scottish natural capital accounts welcomed by SNH

Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) has welcomed the publication of the Scottish natural capital: Ecosystem Service Accounts, 2019.

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Digital Construction Week Call for Papers closes 15th May 2019

Digital Construction Week (DCW) has issued a call for papers, offering the chance to present live on stage at DCW – on and share your experiences and expertise with the entire industry. If you have an innovative project or story … Continue reading

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Call for ‘best practice’ etc. events for London’s Urban Tree Festival: 18-19 May – closing Easter Monday

The Museum of Walking is calling for events for the Urban Tree Festival, on 18-19  May, closing Easter Monday. image: Museum of Walking

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