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- IHBC’s new Context out now: Learning from New Towns, in the UK and beyond 06/12/2019
- Serious about your career? Stay ‘in the know’ with IHBC’s ‘Jobs etc.’ review, with opportunities from Edinburgh (x2) to the New Forest, for conservation specialists, planners, archaeologists and more! 06/12/2019
- More looking ahead to #IHBCBrighton2020 and ‘OLD TOWNS : NEW FUTURES’… with DCN: Districts declare high street emergency as retail applications plummet 06/12/2019
- IHBC’s HESPR pick from £383K+ costed opportunities this week: National agency seeks advice on plans for intangible culture, valued £18K, closing 18/12 06/12/2019
- IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the (courtroom) doorstep’: Mansfield man who demolished 19th century barn handed £1,500 penalty plus victim surcharge! 06/12/2019
- Methodology for Moisture Investigations in Traditional Buildings agreed 06/12/2019
- Theatres Trust: 4 new trustees sought, including ‘Planning specialist… with… a local authority context’, closing 8 January 06/12/2019
- BEFS: Digest on ‘main party manifestos’ and implications for Scotland’s historic environment 06/12/2019
- See what parties say on Climate Change, from The Carbon Brief 06/12/2019
- Eastbourne fire: Claremont Hotel engulfed in flames 06/12/2019
- Whitechapel foundry: The Secretary Of State steps in 06/12/2019
- RTPI on Political manifestos 06/12/2019
- IHBC’s IMHO signpost: ‘Is the way communities engage with the planning system broken?’ 06/12/2019
- Council+ Update: Personal CPD, IHBC CPD strategy and digital polling 03/12/2019
- IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Drinkers toast the future after historic Leeds pub granted GII listed heritage status 03/12/2019
- IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Man turns ruined 500-year old Welsh castle (@£5k) into new home (@£1.25M) 03/12/2019
- UK Government to help protect international heritage from disasters and conflict with another £10M 03/12/2019
- HES: £37,712 boost for Scottish heritage projects 03/12/2019
- Whitechapel Big Ben bell foundry hotel plan approved 03/12/2019
- Eddie Weir inaugurated as President of CIAT 03/12/2019
- Rural businesses to benefit from £35m government fund 03/12/2019
- UK Church Architecture Awards announced 03/12/2019
- $8 Billion Spent On New Cultural Institutions across the Globe in 2018 03/12/2019
- IHBC IMHO signpost: James W Loewen on ‘The 10 most misleading American historical sites’ 03/12/2019
- IHBC launches ‘Local delivery (Branch) CPD training pilot’: Calls for expert leads in ‘Retrofit’, ‘Curtilage’ and ‘Engineering’ to help develop local training programme: Closing 6 January 2020 01/12/2019
IHBC’s HESPR pick from £4.5M+ costed opportunities this week: BC seeks Quinquennial Reports etc, valued £130K, closing 16/12
IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Anger as thieves cause £50k worth of damage to Yorkshire GII listed church
It is the focal point of a North Yorkshire community – writes The Yorkshire Post – and has seen generations of families baptised and married over the years, but Sherburn residents were left devastated when the Grade II (GII) listed Church of St Hilda was stripped of lead, resulting in £50,000 worth of damage. Continue reading
IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Last remaining GII* listed windmill sail ‘systematically vandalised’
The last remaining timber sail of Grade II* (GII*) listed Denver windmill in Norfolk has been ‘systematically vandalised’, with costs to replace the four sails estimated at around £250,000, writes The Eastern Daily Press. Continue reading
Sheffield City Council petition: Don’t sack our conservation officers… ‘the Council’s expert advisers on the historic environment’!
Hallamshire Historic Buildings has launched a petition to save Sheffield City Council’s Conservation Officers. Continue reading
Greenpeace investigation raises concerns about the ability of the UK’s environmental regulator to manage homebuilding as the climate changes. Continue reading
The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) has issued guidance outlining reporting requirements for investments in property by local authorities to increase accountability. Continue reading
Gateshead Council secures court orders against home improvement firms, via little-used piece of legislation
Gateshead Council has used a little-used piece of legislation to limit the behaviour of two home improvement companies which have been the subject of more than a hundred complaints from the public. Continue reading
Charity Tax Group’s Chairman John Hemming launched its national VAT research survey on 13 November.
The Scottish Government is seeking views on proposed legislation for the circular economy bill and secondary legislation.
Liverpool City Council on WHS: New Steering Group to help balance sustainable management and urban landscape
Liverpool City Council is responsible for managing Liverpool’s World Heritage Site (WHS) at a local level, and has now established a non-executive Steering Group to advise on and support its work.
A contest to find design ‘wizards’ from around the world with ideas to renovate old apartment buildings in the Vietnamese capital Hanoi, so that they are better adapted to modern living, has now closed.
In memory of Charles Jencks Readingdesign has published online part of his essay ‘Towards a radical eclecticism: What is architecture to be about’.
#IHBCBrighton2020 and ‘OLD TOWNS : NEW FUTURES’ – New web summaries on content, context, CPD, and more, so sign up for news now
More details are now online on the theme, context and CPD benefits of IHBC’s 2020 Annual School – the institute’s Brighton School on 18-20 June, sponsored by the Heritage Collective – when we will explore ‘OLD TOWNS : NEW FUTURES’, and offering potential CPD hours (@20+), career benefits and more.
Looking back to #IHBCNottingham2019, IHBC’s 2019 Annual School on ‘Heritage Risk and Resilience’: ‘Floods overwhelm Venice, swamping basilica and squares’
Venice’s mayor declared a state of emergency after ‘apocalyptic’ floods swept through the lagoon city, flooding its historic basilica and inundating squares and centuries-old buildings, in a story that harks back to the IHBC’s 2019 Nottingham School theme and talks, notably James Innerdale’s review of ‘… flooding in old buildings’, and Conservation Officer Helen Brownlie’s detailed ‘… case study from Cockermouth’.
Designing Buildings Wikipedia (DBW) – host platform for IHBC’s Conservation Wiki – has featured an introduction to party walls, rights of light and permitted development rights (PDR).
The National Churches Trust (NCT), with Bill Bryson (NCT Vice President), has revealed a record number of funding applications for maintenance this year and the hidden toll that winter can take on church buildings.
The Heritage Alliance (THA) has written to all MPs and key decision-makers with our new 2019 Heritage Manifesto, produced in advance of the election on 12 December, and asks stakeholders to use its Manifesto and support their messages.
Landmark agreement to boost repopulation in Scotland by supporting ‘attractive places to live, work and bring up families’
Councils across the Highlands and Islands are backing the Scottish Government policy to tackle rural population decline, as it ‘endorsed the Scottish Government’s population programme to make all communities attractive places to live, work and bring up families.’
image: IHBC Context – Highlands & Islands
The Friends of Lancing Chapel and the College – ‘now in the exciting position of being able to add the final touch to this glorious Gothic masterpiece’ – have announced the launch of the Chapel Completion Campaign as they seek ‘another £350,000 to complete the Chapel’.
The Street Design Awards 2020 have now been launched to celebrate best practice and innovation across the UK.
Mark Farmer is appointed to be the new Champion for Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) by Government.
image: Open Government Licence v3.0
AEA Consulting has released the 2018 Cultural Infrastructure Indexwhich seeks to measure investment in capital projects in the cultural sector, identifying projects with a budget of US$10 million or more that were publicly announced or completed within a calendar year.
The BBC has reported on how India’s Supreme Court has ruled that the disputed holy site of Ayodhya in northern India should be given to Hindus who want a temple built there.
LAST CHANCE: IHBC’s great ‘FREE CPD’ opportunity: Still chances to join us at Council+, London GII* venue, 28 November, on ‘CPD…’ (Expenses paid; numbers restricted)
Apply now by contacting Fiona at email@example.com to register to find out more about how the IHBC is integrating the CPD across its operations, and help us improve our services to you, in London on 28 November (Expenses paid; numbers restricted), at the Grade II* Art Workers Guild.
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