Monthly Archives: May 2019

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

Many more exciting events are taking place across the UK, including preparation for this year’s Annual School in Nottingham and next year’s in Brighton. This month’s features include: South Branch – ‘Clay Day’ at the Chiltern Open Air Museum, 7 … Continue reading

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Download IHBC’s Code of Conduct: Updated design layout, but the same old high expectations and standards

The IHBC has reissued its core professional and practice standard, our Code of Conduct, in a new layout that better reflects our modern branding, while still keeping to the old, familiar – and respected – text, and its high standards … Continue reading

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Join IHBC’s Consultations Panel: Your chance to keep up on conservation policy, legislation, guidance and much more, while building skills and CPD

IHBC members are invited to join the IHBC’s longstanding Consultations Panel, which offers the chance to offer your take on conservation practice, principles and standards into the IHBC’s conclusions on emerging policy, legislation and guidance, shaping the conservation outcomes of … Continue reading

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IHBC’s HESPR pick from £690K+ costed opportunities this week: Warwick DC seeks team for SAM management plan, closing 24/06, value £30-45K

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 Warwick District Council … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Huge temporary roof installation at Wentworth Woodhouse, observes Chamber of Commerce

A major milestone has been reached in the restoration of South Yorkshire’s Grade I listed Wentworth Woodhouse, as reported by the Barnsley and Rotherham Chamber of Commerce, with 10,000 square metres of scaffolding encasing the stately home.

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IHBC’s CPD boost from TCI: When public meetings go wrong…. they can make a bad situation so much worse

As the Consultation Institute (TCI) –  which featured at the IHBC’s 2018 Belfast School, in the form of Quintin Oliver, Director, Chair & Founder – is asking for examples of public meetings, Perry Walker, founder of Talk Shop, suggests that sometimes we … Continue reading

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England extends planning relaxations

In a package of planning reforms in England, permitted development rights to larger home extensions have been made permanent and business owners can, and shops can, change to offices without a full planning application. image: Open Government Licence v3.0

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Compulsory purchase powers and listed buildings: A case study from Dundee

A case study of the use of compulsory purchase powers to acquire title to a listed building using direction for minimum compensation, at Roseangle in Dundee, is on offer from the Scottish Government.

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HE announces early career Apprenticeship opportunities across England

Historic England (HE) has announced early career (Assistant level) apprenticeship openings for future historic environment conservation specialists, archaeologists and others at its offices across England.

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UK churches rethink fire safety after Notre Dame

The Church of England is taking extra precautions in light of the Notre Dame fire.

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Investment-based crowdfunding has ‘untapped potential’ for councils, study says

Crowdfunding has ‘huge, untapped potential’ for public sector infrastructure finance, a new study from the University of Leeds  ‘Financing for Society’ has concluded.

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Heritage Lincolnshire’s ‘Layers of History’ Summer School for 18-24 year olds – (VERY) Early career CPD… with bursaries, 28-30 June

Heritage Lincolnshire’s ‘Layers of History’ project is running a weekend summer school on 28-30 June, with places at £150 (including accommodation and meals) and bursaries available on application.

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Help conserve Scotland’s historic sites – with your phone!

Historic Environment Scotland is promoting how visitors can be ‘citizen scientists’ at 20 of Scotland’s most evocative historic sites. as part of a new conservation project.

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Now online: IHBC’s 2019 AGM proposals – and proxy voting links – for ‘Modernising governance’

After more than a decade of exploration, interrogation, and debate, the IHBC has produced a discussion document on what form modern governance in the IHBC might take – drafted by IHBC Chair, and past Consultations Consultant, James Caird – the … Continue reading

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IHBC responds to HE consultation on ‘Statements of Heritage Significance’

The IHBC has submitted its response to the Historic England (HE) consultation on its draft Advice Note on Statements of Heritage Significance.

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IHBC ‘CPD Boost’, out of Context: Explore England’s LLBCO’s, and how they work in practice!

In Context 158 (on conservation in the Highlands and Islands and related issues), Heather Alcock offers an insight into how Local Listed Building Consent Orders (LLBCO’s) apply in Port Sunlight, offering a valuable chance to brush up your knowledge on … Continue reading

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IHBC ‘CPD Boost’ from Designing Buildings Wiki and CIAT, on ‘Setting the Standard’, as viewed from the built environment sector

Designing Buildings Wiki (DBW), the IHBC’s host platform for the Conservation Wiki, has featured an article from the CIAT by Keith Snook that sets practice standards for the built environment in context. image: DBW

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Campaigners call on local government and landowners to protect the parks and green spaces they own: Only 6% ‘legally protected’!

The Fields in Trust says more than 2.5 million people in Britain do not have a park within 10 minutes walk of where they live, as its research shows less than 6% of parks and green spaces are legally protected and … Continue reading

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Cardiff homelessness: Shipping container conversions to begin

Homeless people in Cardiff could be living in converted shipping containers by the end of the year.

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Launch of Great British High Street Awards 2019

The 2019 competition has been launched in reigning high street champion Crickhowell, and nominations are now open, with a winner to be named in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, as well as there being an overall UK winner. image … Continue reading

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Fresh bid to tackle growing ‘heritage crime’ in Scotland

A campaign has been launched to raise awareness of ‘heritage crime’ in Scotland and it follows a series of vandalism attacks on ancient monuments such as St Anthony’s chapel in Edinburgh.

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New map of pipes and cables planned – the Underground Asset Register: ‘Designed to save lives and prevent major disruption’

Gov UK has reported that a digital map of underground pipes and cables is to be created, to help save lives and reduce the disruption caused when they are struck by mistake. image: UK Government Open Licence v3

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Scotland’s First Heritage and History Hackathon: 30 May to 2 June

Join Historic Environment Scotland (HES) for Scotland’s first ever heritage and history hackathon – where entrepreneurs, designers and technologists will spend 75 hours exploring Scotland’s heritage through data and technology. image: HES

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This sound like you? Then maybe you could be IHBC’s new ‘Professional Development (PD) Officer –

PASSIONATE about conservation LOVE travel and seeing new and old places ENJOY working with people ZEST for learning and education BORED with regular commutes PREFER flexible working INHERENTLY self-motivated UNDERSTAND leadership NATURAL communicator, online and in person STRIVE for new … Continue reading

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Serious about your career? Stay ‘in the know’ with IHBC’s latest ‘Jobs etc.’ review now out, as senior posts range from CEO positions to section heads and, now, IHBC’s PD Officer!

Helping conservation careers and heritage employers across the UK, the IHBC updates readers about recent job and trainee openings on its ‘Jobs etc’ service – with this round alone ranging from a Cadw Historic Environment (HE) Head to a trust … Continue reading

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