Daily Archives: 20/09/2019

IHBC joins Fit for the Future, seeking mutual benefits from tighter links with a key environmental sustainability network

The IHBC has embarked on a 3-month trial membership of Fit for the Future, joining over 100 heritage organisations, venues and more in knowledge-sharing and collaborating on environmental sustainability, encompassing critical areas for conservation professionals that range from strategic asset … Continue reading

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Reminder: IHBC’s top notch CPD conference from the NW: Authoritative takes on ‘Accessibility’ – barriers to solutions – Liverpool, 10 Oct… with tours too!

slideshow images: Liverpool Cathedral: IIya Kuzhekin, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/ w/index.php?curid=52593172 VG&M: Chemical Engineer [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/ licenses/by-sa/3.0)] Liverpool Waterfront: Dave Chetwin Hear from speakers on a wide range of  interrelated themes, focussing on how to successfully overcome the accessibility … Continue reading

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IHBC’s HESPR pick from £97M+ opportunities this week: Design Competition for Museum Group, closing 16/10, valued £1.8M

The IHBC’s heritage business register HESPR – the Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition scheme – emails members weekly ‘News and Tender Alerts’, while the IHBC Director’s top pick this week features a new heritage Design Competition, closing 16/10 and valued … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the barstool’: Kray Twins historic pub saved from last orders in major campaign, from The Mirror

The Mirror has reported on how ‘thirty-five boozers in London’s East End will now be protected from developers… some of them… the backdrop to major moments in British history.’

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Thinking ahead to IHBC’s 2020 School & #IHBCBrighton2020: Shared ‘hubs’ urged for bankless towns

Banks have been urged to create local ‘banking hubs’ for customers if there is a threat to the last branch in town.

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Major LB prosecution fine for unauthorized works secured by Westminster CC, for basement works on GII Listed Building: £162,300

Westminster City Council (CC) has won a major Listed Building (LB) prosecution case, and fine of £162,300, for unauthorised works on Grade II 82 Harley Street.

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Protecting Scotland’s Future: Programme for Government 2019-20

As part of Scottish government focus on cutting carbon the first minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon has vowed to ‘fundamentally overhaul’ the building regulations as part of a ‘green new deal’ to draw investment and cut emissions. image: Fiona Newton

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National Trust Annual Report: Membership surge & record £148m conservation and restoration spend

In its annual report for 2018/19 National Trust has revealed that it spent £148 million on conservation and restoration projects across its portfolio of properties, while benefitting from a membership surge.

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England: 100 places to benefit from new Towns Fund

Towns across England will work with the government to develop innovative regeneration plans. image: Open Government Licence v3.0 Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government writes:

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Transport Secretary acts on HS2 ancient woodland clearances during Oakervee review

Removals of ancient woodlands for HS2 have stopped during the independent review, led by Doug Oakervee, unless they are absolutely necessary to avoid major cost and schedule impacts. image: DBW

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Historic England National Capacity Building Programme 2020/2021: Call for applications

On 30 September 2019 the window opens for applications to Historic England‘s (HE) National Capacity Building grants programme, for projects that run for a maximum of 1 year, with funding to begin from 1 April 2020 until 31 March 2021 … Continue reading

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RTPI to convene annual summit of heads of planning: ‘HOPE’

Chief executives of local councils in England should elevate their Chief Planning Officer or Head of Planning to the most senior level of decision making in the corporate structure, the RTPI has urged, as it launched ‘HOPE: Heads of Planning … Continue reading

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Association of Heritage Engineers to re-introduce title of ‘Master Craftsman’ into heritage engineering

The Association of Heritage Engineers (AoHE) is re-introducing the title of ‘Master Craftsman’ into heritage engineering to recognise the amazing heritage skills that exist all over the world. image: AoHE website

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Wiki Loves Monuments UK: Part of the world’s largest photo contest, so join in during September

During September 2019 Wiki Loves Monuments UK welcome submissions of high-quality images of UK listed buildings and scheduled monuments.

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