New HE & IHBC joint Webinar pilot: First online offerings and updates with ‘Enforcement’ focus – webinars from 11 Oct, with booking open now!

The IHBC has been working in partnership Historic England (HE) to deliver a series of three webinars focusing on a range of enforcement tools, with the first sessions – focussing on enforcement – commencing from 11 October, and lead resources – including IHBC’s ToolBox-linked screencast on ‘Direct Action’ from Bob Kindred on YouTube – online now.

Kate Kendall, IHBC’s Learning Education Training and Standards (LETS) Officer and the IHBC’s lead on this professional development  initiative, said: ‘This series of webinars has been developed in partnership with Historic England to draw on the wealth of knowledge from the two organisations.  Focusing on enforcement, these webinars will provide delegates with a range of information that can help to equip their enforcement toolbox learning from colleagues who have case experience in practice’.

Sophie Norton Historic England Training Delivery Officer said: ‘Historic England is pleased to be working with IHBC and its members on a new webinar series. The aim of the pilot is to share and celebrate good local authority practice in the historic environment with a wide geographical audience, and give local authority staff the opportunity to ask questions of each other.’

Consultant and lead on IHBC ToolBox Research and Guidance Notes, Bob Kindred has recorded a screencast developed from his IHBC ToolBox Guidance Note on ‘Direct Action

Bob Kindred said: ‘Advice on taking ‘Direct Action’ against unauthorised work to listed buildings is now the subject of a webcast that forms part of a pilot joint venture between the IHBC and Historic England.’

‘One aim is to counterpoint the Guidance Notes in the Toolbox on the Institute’s web site and support associated published guidance from Historic England. The intention has been to set out clear practical steps as an interactive and immersive live online learning experience drawing on the knowledge gained by practitioners so that the processes can be efficiently and effectively implemented by those unfamiliar with the procedures.’

‘The webinar draws on the IHBC’s advocacy of proactive measures required to manage Heritage at Risk, and the guidance already published by the Institute on, for example, the use of Listed Building Enforcement Notices and listed building prosecutions

Kate Kendal writes:

The IHBC has been working in partnership Historic England to deliver a series or three webinars focusing on a range of enforcement tools.

The first session will cover s54 Urgent Works Notices, lead by Chris Griffiths, former Buildings at Risk Officer for Liverpool City Council now working in private practice for CGMS. The second session lead by Nicola Duncan Finn will focus on s215 notices in Wisbech. The series will finish with the use of Article 4 directions in Hartlepool lead by Sarah Scarr.

To see the screencast and make a booking for the first session on s54 notices which will take place on the 11th October. To register for one of the webinars, please see Historic England’s website’.

Any further queries about the session please email Kate Kendall at   

For more background see Historic England – Series Webinars

For Bob Kindred’s screencast, introduced by Sophie Norton, see YouTube

Visit the IHBC’s ToolBox services and links

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