HLF/ NHMF seeks ‘Trustee’ for Scotland: Closing 24/10

publication coverThe Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) / National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF) seeks a ‘Trustee’ for Scotland, closing 24 October, 12.00.

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NI’s UAH Bake a Building -The Big Building Bake Off 2018: 29 Oct

flierUlster Architectural Heritage (UAH) and Food NI invite you to BAKE A BUILDING for the Big Building Bake Off at St. George’s Market, 29 October 12-3pm.

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IHBC’s ‘Belfast School’ Context now out: ‘Our shared heritage’, with thanks to all, including Main School Sponsor and HESPR member ‘Heritage Collective’

publication coverThe latest issue of the IHBC’s membership journal Context is now out, reporting on the IHBC’s 2018 Annual School, Belfast – themed on ‘Our shared heritage’ and with reviews coordinated by Tom Copp – and including the usual plethora of updates, reviews and opinion, all highlighting the value added to the sector by our 2018 School, its supporters, friends and sponsors, including the School’s main sponsor ‘Heritage Collective’, a HESPR member.

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IHBC Members Eletter – latest now out! Let us know if you are missing yours!

websiteAll IHBC members should have received their digital Members Eletter update, for September, while as many spam filters have been adjusted lately, if you are missing yours please do let us know!

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Planners back bid to demolish parts of historic Aberdeen landmark

websitePlanners have recommended flattening a historic Aberdeen landmark to make way for a £100 million ‘urban village’, reports The Evening Express, as Broadford Works, which was once home to the largest collection of category A-listed buildings at risk in Scotland, has been taken over by developer Inhabit, which plans to transform it into 460 homes, shops and offices.

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New government investment aimed at overcoming barriers to building in England

house roofGovernment has established investment to tackle issues on potential housing sites and get homes built in parts of England where they may be most needed, as 2 streams of investment – the Land Assembly Fund and the Small Sites Fund – are made available for Homes England to deploy.

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More Clore: HE offers 3 residential bursaries – Feb to June 2019 – closing 29 October

publication coverBursaries supported by Historic England are available for heritage sector professionals in England on three residential Clore leadership courses taking place between February and June 2019, with applications closing noon, Monday 29 October.

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SAVE on a ‘Brave Challenge’ by Manchester Civic Society, rejected by High Court Judge

websiteThe legal challenge by Manchester Civic Society to a proposed 40-storey tower overwhelming Manchester’s civic centre has been rejected by a High Court judge.

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UK Government guidance on closing your high street for a community event

street sceneMinistry of Housing Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) launches Guidance on closing your high street for a community event allowing communities to come together to celebrate their place to promote acknowledgment of vibrant and sustainable high streets and town centres.

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England’s youngest Civic Society chair elected to Birmingham Civic Society

website26 year old Amelia Ladbrooke has been elected as the chair of Birmingham Civic Society, and is the youngest ever Civic Society chair in England.

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England’s ‘Taking Part Surveys’: Statistical releases for 2017/2018

publication coverEngland’s Taking Part Surveys recently published by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) provide reliable national estimates of engagement with the arts, heritage, museums and libraries, with this the Department’s first publication reporting on the barriers to participation in sector activities.

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ECO3 Consultation update: Outcome & Green Deal Reform responses now out

housesThe Energy Company Obligation: ECO3, 2018 to 2022 Consultation outcome is now available to download, with the summary of responses to the call for evidence on the reform of the Green Deal Framework also issued.

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the (global) doorstep’: BBC on ‘The bridge that crossed an ocean’ – Insights from history for a new age of ‘asset transfer’

person and bridgeThe BBC documentary on Robert Paxton McCullagh’s purchase, disassembly and reconstruction of London Bridge as part of the creation of Huavasa City offers very human insights to the power of heritage – to educate, inspire and confuse – and its write-up offers many insights in the new age of ‘asset transfer’.

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IHBC’s Branches Update: Explore your local CPD events from across the UK, and ‘Bring along a colleague too’!

IHBC Branches OS MapIHBC members (and colleagues) have a huge range of CDP support on offer across our Branches this Autumn: CPD events, Branch Annual Conferences, MATE sessions to support applications for IHBC accreditation, and AGMs.

IHBC Director Seán O’Reilly said: ‘Do remember that if you want to boost your conservation skills – whether to enhance employability or just to do your job better – you can always volunteer with us through our impressive local Branch network.’

‘And if you just want to join in our local CPD events, and take advantage of the best value heritage CPD on offer, that is great too.  But do also try to bring along a colleague so they can learn about the benefits of IHBC membership and all we have to offer!

‘To help plan your CPD – as well as your colleague’s diary – you can easily browse upcoming Branch events in one easy monthly NewsBlog as well as on our Events calendar

For this and coming months, features include:

  • The forthcoming North West Branch Annual Conference in Liverpool on ‘The Work of Faith’ focusing on the many challenges faced in the conservation of historic places of worship.
  • Don’t miss the new ‘Yorkshire Newsletter’ with news and events across the Region!
  • Branch AGMs, MATE sessions and much more below….

REMEMBER: THINGS CHANGE, SO ALWAYS BE SURE TO CHECK WITH THE BRANCH FOR ANY LATEST DETAILS AND BOOKING ARRANGEMENTS!

If you want to include any Branch event or news in the next edition get in touch with Carla Pianese at support@ihbc.org.uk

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IHBC NW Branch CPD, ‘Ahead of the curve’: ‘The Work of Faith’ conference – 18 October, Liverpool – the Taylor Review Pilot update, and why you need to be attend!

websiteThe IHBC’s North West (NW) Branch upcoming conference, on ‘The Work of Faith – in Liverpool on 18 October – focuses on ‘the many challenges faced by historic places of worship’, inspired by the start of the Taylor Review pilot in the North West.

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IHBC in Scotland/Northern England -Don’t forget your free IHBC CPD & more for members and colleagues: 27 Oct, Edinburgh (Book ahead for free entry) with IHBC Scotland

publication coverIHBC Scotland will host a CPD session (from 3.30 to 4.30) at the Listed Property Show in Edinburgh’s Assembly Rooms on 27 October, with free access to the day-long event for any IHBC members booking ahead.

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IHBC’s ‘Practice insights’: Costs award against Lambeth Council highlights importance of site visits!

The IHBC’s Policy Chair Roy Lewis had drawn attention to the award of costs against Lambeth Council in a recent appeal, which emphasises the importance of doing site visits!

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IHBC’s HESPR top pick from £6.3M+ costed work this week: Doncaster Council seeks evaluation of part of Heritage Doncaster’s grant funded work – closing 15/10, valued £37,000

logoThe IHBC’s heritage business register HESPR – the Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition scheme – emails members weekly ‘News and Tender Alerts’, with the IHBC Director’s top pick for NewsBlog readers from the issue this week featuring a call from Doncaster Council for an evaluation ‘of Heritage Doncaster’s grant funded work in four key areas around Doncaster’, closing 15 October and valued at £37,000.

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: £1M taxpayer boost for Leeds historic building rescue plan

websiteA rescue plan for one of Leeds’s oldest buildings – which is considered one of the most at risk heritage assets in the city – has been given a £1m boost from the taxpayer amid fears it is the ‘last realistic chance’ of saving it, as the Yorkshire Evening Post reports on prospects for the First White Cloth Hall – a grade II listed building dating back to 1771.

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COTAC Trustees sought – Notes of interest by 15 November 2018

logoCOTAC, the Council on Training in Architectural Conservation, seeks trustees to work alongside COTAC’s newly appointed Honorary Secretary, Michael Netter, and Honorary Treasurer John Copping, with a closing date of 15 November for receipt of notes of interest, CV and a brief application statement at info@cotac.global.

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A culture strategy for Scotland (Consultation closed19/09/18)

BEFS logo on websiteBuilt Environment Forum Scotland (BEFS) recently submitted a response to the Government consultation on the Culture Strategy for Scotland.

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Applications open for EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards 2019: Closing 15 November, includes 7 ‘Grand Prix’ awards @ €10,000 each

websiteApplications are now open for the EU Prize for Cultural Heritage/Europa Nostra Awards 2019, closing 15 November and with 4 categories covering:

  • Conservation
  • Research
  • Dedicated service by individuals or organization and
  • Education, training and awareness-raising

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FMB says Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) recommendations would cripple construction

publication coverThe Migration Advisory Committee’s (MAC) report, which sets out a series of recommendations for the new immigration policy post-Brexit, would cripple the construction industry, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).

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SAVE’s Buildings at Risk Catalogue 2019-20: Call for Entries and Updates

websiteSAVE announces opening of Buildings at Risk Catalogue for 2019-20 and calls for nominations and updates on condition of structures on the existing Register.

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IHBC’s ‘Reminder’ service: Sign the LPOC’s petition to the Chancellor if you agree with the IHBC – ‘…it is perverse that repairs should be subject to VAT when new development is not’

graphicThe IHBC is calling for signatories to the Listed Property Owners Club (LPOC) petition to the Chancellor for reduced VAT on select listed building (LB) works, with the IHBC’s Chair stating that ‘it is perverse that repairs should be subject to VAT when new development is not’, so if you agree then please sign the petition.

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