IHBC’s ‘Big Thanks’ to ‘Council+’ as future role in ‘IHBC+’ endorsed

IHBC Council+ London 2 Dec 2015

IHBC Council+ London 2 Dec 2015

IHBC trustees and officers have offered a ‘big thanks’ and congratulations to all involved in supporting and progressing ‘Council+’, the institute’s new forum for national reporting and debate on built and historic environment conservation, as its members endorse their future role in ‘IHBC+’.


IHBC Past President Trefor Thorpe, leading light in developing the IHBC+ strategy to extend representation, diversity and voluntary contributions across the professional body, said: ‘I’m delighted that the institute’s newly created ‘Council+’ – our wider forum for national reporting and debate – has unanimously endorsed its continuation as a core strategy within IHBC+.  And as this does rely on the kindness of volunteers – never mind, often, of strangers – on behalf of current and recent trustees I’m proud to be able to offer to all Council+ members our sincere and collective thanks’.

IHBC Director Sean O’Reilly said: ‘Having experienced and recognised the value of ‘Council+’ as a new governance tool extending out from the IHBC’s board of trustees – our constitutional ‘Council’ – at our London meeting this week some 40 members of ‘Council+’ supported the motion that the grouping should continue to evolve and develop.  This is great news for the sector as it confirms our institute’s sense that there is a huge body of untapped support and interest that can add much-needed capacity to the IHBC’s future progress.’

‘We’ll report in more detail on the Council+ day next week, including reports of the local tastings that concluded the formal part of the day on offer from members from Orkney to Oxford and far beyond.

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