Monthly Archives: November 2019

#IHBCBrighton2020 and ‘OLD TOWNS : NEW FUTURES’ – New web summaries on content, context, CPD, and more, so sign up for news now

More details are now online on the theme, context and CPD benefits of IHBC’s 2020 Annual School – the institute’s Brighton School on 18-20 June, sponsored  by  the Heritage Collective – when we will explore ‘OLD TOWNS : NEW FUTURES’, … Continue reading

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Looking back to #IHBCNottingham2019, IHBC’s 2019 Annual School on ‘Heritage Risk and Resilience’: ‘Floods overwhelm Venice, swamping basilica and squares’

Venice’s mayor declared a state of emergency after ‘apocalyptic’ floods swept through the lagoon city, flooding its historic basilica and inundating squares and centuries-old buildings, in a story that harks back to the IHBC’s 2019 Nottingham School theme and talks, … Continue reading

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IHBC CPD boost via DBW on party walls, rights of light and PDR

Designing Buildings Wikipedia (DBW) – host platform for IHBC’s Conservation Wiki – has featured an introduction to party walls, rights of light and permitted development rights (PDR). image: DBW

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NCT and Bill Bryson says we must protect our church heritage

The National Churches Trust (NCT), with Bill Bryson (NCT Vice President), has revealed a record number of funding applications for maintenance this year and the hidden toll that winter can take on church buildings.

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THA writes to MPS etc with 2019 Heritage Manifesto

The Heritage Alliance (THA) has written to all MPs and key decision-makers with our new 2019 Heritage Manifesto, produced in advance of the election on 12 December, and asks stakeholders to use its Manifesto and support their messages.

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Landmark agreement to boost repopulation in Scotland by supporting ‘attractive places to live, work and bring up families’

Councils across the Highlands and Islands are backing the Scottish Government policy to tackle rural population decline, as it ‘endorsed the Scottish Government’s population programme to make all communities attractive places to live, work and bring up families.’ image: IHBC … Continue reading

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Lancing Chapel Completion Campaign

The Friends of Lancing Chapel and the College – ‘now in the exciting position of being able to add the final touch to this glorious Gothic masterpiece’ – have announced the launch of the Chapel Completion Campaign as they seek … Continue reading

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2020 Street Design Awards are now open for entries: Closing 28 Feb

The Street Design Awards 2020 have now been launched to celebrate best practice and innovation across the UK.

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Housing Minister announces new champion for modern ‘MMC’ housebuilding

Mark Farmer is appointed to be the new Champion for Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) by Government. image: Open Government Licence v3.0

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AEA Consulting releases the 2018 Cultural Infrastructure Index

AEA Consulting has released the 2018 Cultural Infrastructure Indexwhich seeks to measure investment in capital projects in the cultural sector, identifying projects with a budget of US$10 million or more that were publicly announced or completed within a calendar year.

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Ayodhya verdict: Indian top court gives holy site to Hindus

The BBC has reported on how India’s Supreme Court has ruled that the disputed holy site of Ayodhya in northern India should be given to Hindus who want a temple built there.

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LAST CHANCE: IHBC’s great ‘FREE CPD’ opportunity: Still chances to join us at Council+, London GII* venue, 28 November, on ‘CPD…’ (Expenses paid; numbers restricted)

Apply now by contacting Fiona at operations@ihbc.org.uk to register to find out more about how the IHBC is integrating the CPD across its operations, and help us improve our services to you, in London on 28 November (Expenses paid; numbers … Continue reading

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More looking ahead to #IHBCBrighton2020 and ‘OLD TOWNS : NEW FUTURES’… with MHCLG: People urged to shape Town Deals in #MyTown campaign

The #MyTown campaign gives people a say in how a new generation of Town Deals, each worth up to £25 million, says England’s Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG), in a statement that looks ahead to issues for … Continue reading

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REMINDER: IHBC seeks Rural Panel lead volunteer: ‘Help us make a difference’ in rural policy and advocacy across the UK, while helping build both your learning and our rural communities

Much of the IHBC’s work is built on the contributions of active and informed volunteers who help care for heritage in local communities, and now the IHBC is seeking a volunteer interested in rural heritage policy and advocacy to lead … Continue reading

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IHBC’s HESPR pick from £2.2M+ costed opportunities this week: DC seeks CA Appraisals, valued £25-20K, closing 02/12

The IHBC’s heritage business register HESPR – our Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition quality assurance scheme for heritage services working to the IHBC’s standards – emails members weekly ‘News and Tender Alerts’, and the IHBC Director’s top pick this week … Continue reading

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IHBC’s IMHO on future conservation, from The Conversation: ‘Building new cities to meet Africa’s rapid urbanisation is a risky bet’

By 2050 an estimated 2.5 billion more people will be added to urban areas, with 90% of this growth taking place in Africa and Asia which could mean the building of more urban areas in the next 100 years than … Continue reading

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SPAB Scotland Update: National Maintenance Week – 25-29/November, includes National Gutters Day, Friday 29

SPAB Scotland has  reported that its National Maintenance Week is 25-29th November this year, ending with National Gutters Day on Friday 29th.

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CIOB Art of Building 2019 competition closes 25/11

The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) Art of Building competition is a platform to show off talent, but closes on 25 November.

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HE calls for arts and heritage organisations to join their local authority’s ‘Cultural Consortium’ group

Historic England (HE) has called for arts and heritage organisations to Join Their Local Authority’s ‘Cultural Consortium’ Group, which are are being put together as part of 69 new High Streets Heritage Action Zones (HAZ) announced by Government this autumn.

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RTPI on ‘Why planning needs better outcome measurement’

Planning is about so much more than the number of applications approved and the speed of processing them so the RTPI is commissioning research aimed at producing a toolkit that can demonstrate a wider range of outcomes (deadline 9am on … Continue reading

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Lewes Castle update: collapsed wall

After some 600 tonnes of rubble fell from a medieval boundary wall at Lewes Castle into a neighbouring garden last week, contractors will be accessing the site of the collapsed wall in order to carry out emergency maintenance work, while … Continue reading

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VAG Winter 2020 Conference bursaries closing 6 December: ‘Marks on buildings’, 2-5 January 2020, Leicester

The Vernacular Architecture Group(VAG) is offering three bursaries to assist registered students or professionals in the early years of their career to attend their 2020 Winter Conference, in Leicester University, on 4-5 January 2020. image: VAG website

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AHRC blog on ‘The Fall of the Berlin Wall: British residents remember…’

A recent Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) blog marks the 30th anniversary of the Berlin Wall as Dr Grace Huxford shares the viewpoints of those that were often overlooked during this defining moment in history, linked to her work … Continue reading

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Don’t forget: IHBC’s great ‘FREE CPD’ opportunity: Still chances to join us at Council+, London GII* venue, 28 November, on ‘CPD…’ (Expenses paid; numbers restricted)

Apply now by contacting Fiona at operations@ihbc.org.uk to register to find out more about how the IHBC is integrating the CPD across its operations, and help us improve our services to you, in London on 28 November (Expenses paid; numbers … Continue reading

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NT launches new ‘Guide to Heritage in Neighbourhood Plans’, by IHBC past Chair Dave Chetwyn IHBC

The National Trust (NT) has launched its new ‘Guide to Heritage in Neighbourhood Plans’, written by IHBC past Chair and current trustee, Dave Chetwyn IHBC, which ‘describes how heritage can be incorporated into neighbourhood plans… everything from guidance on collecting … Continue reading

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