Daily Archives: 25/02/2020

IHBC’s 2020 Brighton School – BOOKING NOW OPEN: Book now for low-cost ‘early-bird’ rates and make #IHBCBrighton2020 your CPD learning hub for 2020, with ‘Old Towns : New Futures’

Booking is now open for the 2020 IHBC Brighton School – including the Day School – from 18-20 June, on ‘OLD TOWNS : NEW FUTURES’ and sponsored by IHBC HESPR member Heritage Collective – which will explore some of the … Continue reading

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IHBC Marsh Award nominations – closing date extended to 30 March: Celebrate your local ‘retired members’ and ‘successful learners’ with £500 cash prizes and 2020 Brighton School places!

IHBC Branches, volunteers and networks now have more time to celebrate local retired members active in the community, and successful learners, with nominations to the IHBC’s Marsh Award now open until 30 March!

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Thinking about IHBC’s Brighton 2020 School theme? Well, ‘welcome to a Welsh ghost town’, small high streets with ‘a typical problem’, from Walesonline

Neath is a market town like many others in Wales. Standard in its layout, a town centre with everything within walking distance. Historically bustling. But like its similarities, its problems also mirror those seen in towns across Wales, blighted by … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Historic derelict Derbyshire GII* railway station to be saved

The Derbyshire Telegraph has reported on how the historic Derbyshire Grade II* (GII*) listed Wingfield Station, built in 1840 and one of the world’s oldest surviving railway stations, is to be rescued.

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Council explores possibility of Birnbeck Pier purchase with CPO

North Somerset Council could buy Birnbeck Pier, writes The Weston Mercury, after agreeing to explore the potential of a compulsory purchase order (CPO).

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IHBC’s view to County Down: Knock Iveagh wind turbine challenge ‘fatally undermined’

A government department responsible for heritage sites did not go to court over a controversial planning decision at an ancient monument because its grounds for an injunction had been ‘fatally undermined’ by previous decisions.

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BEFS reports on ‘Why Flats Fall Down – Navigating shared responsibilities for their repair and maintenance’

Built Environment Forum Scotland (BEFS) has published Professor Douglas Robertson’s report ‘Why Flats Fall Down – Navigating shared responsibilities for their repair and maintenance’.

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Bristol declares ecological emergency over loss of wildlife

Bristol is the first major city to declare an ecological emergency as it calls for an urgent response to declines in wildlife and ecosystems.

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Aberdeen City Council tests water on multi-million pound property sell-off

Hundreds of publicly-owned buildings could soon be sold-off across Aberdeen to raise millions of pounds for council coffers.

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£10M Urban Tree Challenge Fund: Thousands of trees to be planted in England’s towns and cities

Government support for tree-planting schemes in England is helping 13 projects in urban communities as they share in the in the first round of the £10M Urban Tree Challenge Fund. image: Open Government Licence v3.0

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TV advertisement plaques inappropriate on listed buildings

Proposals by an Oxfordshire town council to erect plaques on a range of listed buildings which had featured in the TV show ‘Midsomer Murders’ would not relate to an important or well-known historic figure, an inspector decided, and rejected the … Continue reading

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