Daily Archives: 06/03/2020

Don’t forget: Thoughts on IHBC’s draft new ‘Articles’ encouraged by end March and after

Don’t forget: IHBC seeks first responses on draft ‘Articles’ by end Feb and after

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More FREE CPD from the IHBC with Council+ : Special opportunities for early career practitioners to learn, network and engage, London, 23/04!

IHBC’s Council+ meetings offer members of any category and all stages of learning a unique chance to explore our work and help our development, with our Spring event in London, on 23 April, focussing on ‘big picture’ content suggested and/or … Continue reading

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IHBC Marsh Award extended to end March: Nominate ‘retired IHBC members’ and/or ‘successful learners’ for £500 cash awards and free Brighton School places, closing 31 March

The IHBC’s Marsh Awards closing date has been extended to March 31, so please take a few minutes to enter your retired colleagues and/or successful learners for their chance of £500 cash awards and a free place at the IHBC’s … Continue reading

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IHBC’s HESPR pick, from £4.5M+ costed opportunities: National body seeks listing services, closing 25/03, valued £301+K

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’: Sheffield’s Full Monty working men’s club has been saved from demolition – for now

A working men’s club which appeared in The Full Monty has been given a temporary reprieve from the bulldozers as Sheffield City Council has refused permission for Shiregreen Club to be demolished after a petition to save the venue attracted … Continue reading

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HE and partners call for VAT rates for refurbishment to be reduced

To meet the government’s target of being carbon neutral by 2050, we must recycle, reuse and responsibly adapt our existing historic buildings, according to this year’s Heritage Counts report, so Historic England and partners are calling for a reduction in … Continue reading

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HES: New plan steps up heritage response to climate crisis

Historic Environment Scotland (HES) has unveiled a new ‘Climate Action Plan 2020-25’ at Tantallon Castle. image: HES

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Design Principles from the National Infrastructure Commission’s Design Group targets: ‘Climate, People, Places and Value’

Design Principles for National Infrastructure, developed by the Commission’s Design Group in consultation with all infrastructure sectors, sets out four principles to guide the planning and delivery of major infrastructure projects: climate, people, places and value.

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Opening of £3M fund to boost communities’ health and wellbeing

The National Lottery Community Fund and The King’s Fund have launched a £3 million fund to empower voluntary and community sector organisations and the local health and care sector to work together to boost the health and wellbeing of their … Continue reading

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Bell from ‘England’s smallest church’ in Wiltshire stolen… and sought!

Thieves have stolen a 291-year-old bell from a tiny church, Bremilham Church on Cowage Farm, near Malmesbury, Wiltshire, recognised as the smallest in England. image: copyright TOM COLLINS  

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28 built environment professional bodies jointly pledge to tackle climate change

Twenty five built environment professional bodies in membership of the Construction Industry Council together with the UK Green Building Council, the Edge and the University College of Estate Management have joint pledged to work together to tackle climate change. image: … Continue reading

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68 new parks to inject green space into England’s urban areas

England’s Communities Secretary has announced dozens of community groups that will receive funding to ‘transform neglected urban spaces into thriving green spaces’. image: Open Government Licence v3.0

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Crystal Palace dinosaurs added to HE’s ‘at risk’ register

A dinosaur park featuring 30 reptilian replicas has been added to Historic England’s (HE) list of sites at risk of being lost.

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