Daily Archives: 21/01/2020

IHBC’s Brighton 2020 School FIRST keynote: Carole Souter CBE, past HLF Chief Executive, lays the foundations for ‘OLD TOWNS : NEW FUTURES’, 19 June 2020

Carole Souter CBE will offer the first keynote presentation at the IHBC’s June 2020 Brighton School, themed on ‘OLD TOWNS : NEW FUTURES’, and lay the foundations for the Day School’s exploration of one of the most challenging topics today, … Continue reading

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Don’t forget the IHBC Marsh Awards for 2020: ‘Your new chance to nominate ‘retired IHBC members’ and/or ‘successful learners’ for our awards’, closing 29 Feb 2020

The IHBC’s Marsh Awards, developed in partnership with the Marsh Christian Trust, offers two Awards – one celebrating civic contributions of retired IHBC members, and one for successful learning in heritage skills – with prizes that include £500 and a … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’… and the edge: Rare bandstand saved after Historic England listing support

Calderdale Council had wanted to demolish a rare and local ‘theatre-type’ bandstand after the cost of refurbishing was put at £300,000, while ExaminerLive reports on how those plans changed following a successful application for listing was made to Historic England … Continue reading

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IHBC’s CPD boost… out of Context: French new towns – history, heritage, appreciation…. and priorities!

In his article in the latest issue of Context, No 162, devoted to the heritage of New Towns, Frédéric Theulé explores France’s New Town developments, and issues a special plea that educational support is needed to understand new French towns. … Continue reading

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HE Local Authority Strategic Framework Consultation Survey, closing 3 Feb

Historic England has begun work on a Local Authority Strategic Framework (LASF), setting out priorities for engagement with local authorities  and is seeking feedback on the emerging framework though a survey of representives of local authorities.

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More looking ahead to #IHBCBrighton2020 and ‘OLD TOWNS : NEW FUTURES’: Further funding and expert support for England’s high streets

The first 14 of 20 pilot areas to receive tailored expert support to assist in rejuvenating their town centres have been announced, offering updates on issues at the very heart of the IHBC’s June 2020 Brighton School, themed on ‘OLD … Continue reading

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Don’t forget: NCT Grants Programmes 2019-2023 open

The National Churches Trust (NCT) has three grant programmes currently inviting applications for funding, while in each case, grants will be awarded for up to 50% of the project cost.

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‘We do not accept that the planning system is broken’ – RTPI

Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) Chief Executive Victoria Hills has mounted a vigorous defence of the planning system recently, saying that planners are feeling the effects of years of government under-resourcing and meddling. image: RTPI (l-r) Nicki Linihan, Peter Rees, Sam … Continue reading

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HE’s New ‘Technical Conservation Guidance’ brochure: Lists free-to-download guidance and reports

Historic England’s (HE) new ‘Technical Conservation Guidance’ brochure lists all current free-to-download technical conservation guidance and research reports, and also includes information on our series of Practical Building Conservation books and guides on building stone types.

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England’s County Councils Network (CCN) outlines post-election priorities, urging government ‘unleash the potential of counties’

Leaders of England’s largest councils, through the County Councils Network (CCN), have urged new ministers to ensure that their pledge to unleash the potential of the country does not ignore the needs of ‘left behind areas’ in shire counties.

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IHBC’s conservation in context: ‘How the scramble for sand is destroying the Mekong’

A crisis is engulfing the Mekong River, with its banks collapsing and half a million people at risk of losing their homes, all from ‘the quest for sand… the essential component for… particularly… cement’, generating calls that ‘Sand… be recognised … Continue reading

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