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- IHBC’s South Branch CPD nudge for Oxford, 26 Oct: Secretary of State at RIBA Stirling Prize ceremony echoes Gehry’s ‘Yearning for timelessness’ 16/10/2018
- IHBC welcomes Yale’s Hampshire South Pevsner – and looks forward to CPD partnership for 2019 Nottingham School: 4-6 July 2019 16/10/2018
- IHBC North Branch celebrates success in Engineering CPD event – IHBC’s ‘Professional’ and ‘Intervention’ Areas of Competence 16/10/2018
- See IHBC stand and chair at the Civic Voice conference, Birmingham, 19-20 Oct, while asking: ‘How can we balance conservation and regeneration?’ 16/10/2018
- IHBC’s ‘heritage from the doorstep’: Nando’s plans to replace historic East London library with restaurant blasted as an ‘abomination’ 16/10/2018
- Reminder: COTAC Trustees sought – Notes of interest by 15 November 2018 16/10/2018
- RTPI: Let councils raise fees to cover planning admin costs 16/10/2018
- Scotland’s Young Placechangers Ideas Fund opens for applications 16/10/2018
- Big Lottery Fund: UK’s largest community funder to change name 16/10/2018
- Scotland’s communities feel ‘locked out’ out by landscape policy, according to major new research 16/10/2018
- Planning consultancy win appeal against conviction for wilfully obstructing a council officer in the course of their work. 16/10/2018
- SPAB Scholarship and Fellowship applications for 2019 open: Apply prior to 1 December 16/10/2018
- Tombstone footpath a ‘grave error’ at St Mary’s Clophill Church 16/10/2018
- Last chance to book IHBC NW Branch CPD: ‘The Work of Faith’ conference & Taylor Review Pilot update – and why you need to be in Liverpool on 18 October! 12/10/2018
- IHBC South Branch on ‘Yearning for Timelessness…’: New architecture in historic settings, in talks and visits in Oxford, 26 Oct 12/10/2018
- IHBC’s ‘Practice’ update: Lincolnshire local authority’s ‘national first’ offers a new approach to Conservation Area controls – 2 Article 4s and an LDO combined 12/10/2018
- Topical CPD focusing on curtilage: An afternoon with Dr. Charles Mynors in Lincoln – Friday 9 Nov 12/10/2018
- IHBC’s ‘VAT reminder’, as critical 10k of signatures near: Sign the LPOC’s petition to the Chancellor if you agree with the IHBC, that ‘…it is perverse that repairs should be subject to VAT when new development is not’ 12/10/2018
- IHBC’s ‘heritage from the doorstep’: Wolverhampton’s iconic Royal Hospital to lose nurses home as costs mean heritage-friendly conversion options not ‘viable’… says Homes England 12/10/2018
- IHBC’s HESPR top pick from £205K+ costed work this week: Braintree DC seeks Conservation Area Appraisals – closing 26/10, valued £10-25,000 12/10/2018
- BEFS seeks new Chair: Deadline 22 Oct 12/10/2018
- What is England’s favourite conservation area? Civic Voice seeks shortlist votes on ‘are examples of great placemaking’ – closing 16 Oct! 12/10/2018
- SAVE wins landmark judgement against the Secretary of State on giving reasons for call-in decisions 12/10/2018
- Scotland’s ‘FutureTown Design Competition’ open for applications; closing 31 Oct 12/10/2018
- Thieves steal Houghton Conquest Grade 1 listed church’s lead roof 12/10/2018
IHBC’s ‘Belfast School’ Context now out: ‘Our shared heritage’, with thanks to all, including Main School Sponsor and HESPR member ‘Heritage Collective’
The 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.
IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Planners back bid to demolish parts of historic Aberdeen landmark
Planners 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.
Government 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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England’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.
The 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’
The 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’.
IHBC’s Branches Update: Explore your local CPD events from across the UK, and ‘Bring along a colleague too’!
IHBC 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 email@example.com
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!
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
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!
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
The 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.
A 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.
COTAC, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications open for EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards 2019: Closing 15 November, includes 7 ‘Grand Prix’ awards @ €10,000 each
Applications are now open for the EU Prize for Cultural Heritage/Europa Nostra Awards 2019, closing 15 November and with 4 categories covering:
- Dedicated service by individuals or organization and
- Education, training and awareness-raising