Daily Archives: 01/12/2019

IHBC launches ‘Local delivery (Branch) CPD training pilot’: Calls for expert leads in ‘Retrofit’, ‘Curtilage’ and ‘Engineering’ to help develop local training programme: Closing 6 January 2020

The IHBC is launching a new ‘Local delivery (Branch) CPD training pilot’ to inform its evolving sector-wide national training programme of locally accessible, IHBC quality-assured CPD-priority training days, and is calling for ‘expressions of interest’ from nationally recognised lead conservation … Continue reading

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IHBC’s HESPR pick from £4.5M+ costed opportunities this week: BC seeks Quinquennial Reports etc, valued £130K, closing 16/12

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 ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Anger as thieves cause £50k worth of damage to Yorkshire GII listed church

It is the focal point of a North Yorkshire community – writes The Yorkshire Post – and has seen generations of families baptised and married over the years, but Sherburn residents were left devastated when the Grade II (GII) listed … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Last remaining GII* listed windmill sail ‘systematically vandalised’

The last remaining timber sail of Grade II* (GII*) listed Denver windmill in Norfolk has been ‘systematically vandalised’, with costs to replace the four sails estimated at around £250,000, writes The Eastern Daily Press.

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Sheffield City Council petition: Don’t sack our conservation officers… ‘the Council’s expert advisers on the historic environment’!

Hallamshire Historic Buildings has launched a petition to save Sheffield City Council’s Conservation Officers.

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Thousands of new homes planned in high-risk flood zones across England

Greenpeace investigation raises concerns about the ability of the UK’s environmental regulator to manage homebuilding as the climate changes.

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CIPFA clarifies rules on local authority property investments

The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) has issued guidance outlining reporting requirements for investments in property by local authorities to increase accountability.

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Gateshead Council secures court orders against home improvement firms, via little-used piece of legislation

Gateshead Council has used a little-used piece of legislation to limit the behaviour of two home improvement companies which have been the subject of more than a hundred complaints from the public.

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Charity Tax Group launches national VAT research survey

Charity Tax Group’s Chairman John Hemming launched its national VAT research survey on 13 November.

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SG: consultation ‘developing Scotland’s circular economy’

The Scottish Government is seeking views on proposed legislation for the circular economy bill and secondary legislation.

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Liverpool City Council on WHS: New Steering Group to help balance sustainable management and urban landscape

Liverpool City Council is responsible for managing Liverpool’s World Heritage Site (WHS) at a local level, and has now established a non-executive Steering Group to advise on and support its work.

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Vietnam sought ‘wizards’ to do up old apartments

A contest to find design ‘wizards’ from around the world with ideas to renovate old apartment buildings in the Vietnamese capital Hanoi, so that they are better adapted to modern living, has now closed.

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IHBC NewsBlog signpost in memory of Charles Jencks: ‘Towards a radical eclecticism’ from 1980

In memory of Charles Jencks Readingdesign has published online part of his essay ‘Towards a radical eclecticism: What is architecture to be about’.

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