Support conservation as a climate solution:  Volunteers and hosts for IHBC@COP26’s Zoom ‘Conservation Helpdesk+’ still welcome, with guidance now out

New guidance is now out for volunteers on the virtual (Zoom) IHBC@COP26 ‘Conservation Helpdesk+’, so you can support ‘conservation as a climate solution’ across the global COP26 network, because ‘Conserving our Places Conserves our Planet’.

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IHBC responds to Conservation Principles for North Ireland

The IHBC has submitted its response on the ‘Conservation Principles – Guidance for the sustainable management of the historic environment in Northern Ireland’.

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IHBC’s web resource signpost: Quick links and guidance on joining, accreditation and career progress are only a click away!

Just discovered the IHBC, or need to join up fast, or even decided to get your accreditation going: just click on the our easy access Homepage ‘Join’ panel and find or Quick Links to getting your career as a conservation professional on track.

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IHBC’s HESPR pick from £43K+ works this week: Charity seeks architect for GII refurb, valued £43K, closing 22/10

logoThe IHBC’s heritage business register HESPR – our Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition quality assurance service – emails members weekly ‘News and Tender Alerts, and the Director’s pick this week features the call from a charity for an architect for refurbishment of Grade II (GII) listed fabric, closing 22/10, valued £43K.

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IHBC features ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Gateway to historic town centre re-opened following improvement works, as what ‘WAS’ becomes ‘HAZ’

Works to improve part of Ormskirk’s historic Wheatsheaf Walk are now complete, providing an improved public square for residents, businesses and visitors.

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ARB on ‘Modernising architectural education and training’

The Architects Registration Board (ARB) is arguing that the way we educate and train architects in the UK needs to change, as ‘we need to ensure architects acquire the right skills, knowledge, experience and behaviours’

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Department for Levelling Up etc. (DLUHC) on ‘Our Governance’ and Board

The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) has outlined its board’s role to advise and support ministers on the operational implications and effectiveness of policy proposals, focusing on getting policy translated into results.

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RICS sets new standards of conduct

logoRevised rules of conduct from the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) highlight transparency, ethical behaviour and sustainability for RICS’ regulated members and firms.

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Scotland’s new Local Place Plans regulations laid in Parliament

New regulations that provide for the preparation, submission and registration of Local Place Plans (LPPs) have been laid in the Scottish Parliament.

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Elizabeth Tower conservation set to complete in 2022

The conservation of the Elizabeth Tower has moved another step closer to completion today, as further details about the progress of the works are unveiled after a year of unprecedented challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Serious about your staffing plans or career? Stay ahead with ‘IHBC Jobs etc.’, with posts ranging from conservation architects (x2) and Officers (x7+) and seeking Net Zero (HE), Listing (HE) and sustainability skills

To help employers and practitioners, the IHBC regularly updates NewsBlog readers on the diverse career opportunities advertised in our ‘IHBC Jobs etc.’ service, and recent posts range from Conservation Architects (x2) and Officers (x6+) to Net Zero, Listing and more, so sign up for free alerts and ‘stay ahead’ with the IHBC’s ‘Jobs etc.’ service!

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New Context out, on ‘Conservation leadership by the people’: From Amenity Societies and Wentworth Woodhouse to Kurt Schwitters, Scotland’s Towns, Chester and more

The new issue of the IHBC’s journal, Context No. 169, explores conservation led by the people, in particular communities’ historic infrastructure such as amenity societies, the contributions of which ‘will be more important than ever…  as … rather than waiting, the voluntary sector will be working from the bottom up.’

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Volunteer virtually with IHBC@COP26 on IHBC’s built and historic environment ‘Conservation Helpdesk+’, – because ‘Conserving our Places Conserves our Planet’

Volunteer at the virtual IHBC@COP26 ‘Conservation Helpdesk+’ and support IHBC and our partners’ advice, insights and learning across the global COP26 network, because ‘Conserving our Places Conserves our Planet’, just contact our COP26 conservation #IHBCHelpdesk.

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IHBC CPD signpost: Gender-Responsive Public Procurement – Can public procurement help solve gender inequality?

URBACT cities and experts investigate how to unlock the potential of public procurement to drive gender equality.

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IHBC’s HESPR ‘Special Interest Sector News’ pick: Dezeen on the ‘Conference of Trees at COP26’

logoThe IHBC’s heritage business register HESPR – our Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition quality assurance scheme for heritage services – emails members weekly ‘News and Tender Alerts, and this week features Dezeen on the ‘Conference of Trees’ at COP26.

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IHBC features ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Plans for bridge between Scotland and Northern Ireland scrapped – reports

Plans to build a tunnel or bridge between Scotland and Northern Ireland have been scrapped, reports The Irish News.

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The NCT guide to ‘incredible churches in wild landscapes’, with 200+ churches to visit in UK National Parks

The NCT (National Churches Trust) has published a new guide to ‘incredible churches in wild landscapes’, with more than 200 churches to visit in the UK’s 15 National Parks.

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Record fine issued to London landlord over planning offence

A landlord who built extensions and converted them into flats and bedsits all without planning permission has been given a record fine after a council took her to court.

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Nearly £60m low carbon growth programme approved for Swansea

The UK and Welsh governments have approved the £58.7 million Swansea Bay City Deal’s Supporting Innovation and Low Carbon Growth programme.

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China vows to curb urban demolitions, preserve cultural heritage

China will put an end to large-scale urban demolitions and preserve old historical buildings as part of a programme to protect its cultural heritage, it said in new policy guidelines.

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IHBC members’ on-line ‘inclusive Council’ invites issued: ‘Join in shaping our activities and plans’ – Wed 13 Oct, 1.30PM on

All IHBC members IHBC should have received a personal email invitation from IHBC President Mike Brown to attend the forthcoming virtual meeting of IHBC’s new Council, at 1.30pm on Wednesday 13 October.

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Volunteer virtually with IHBC@COP26 on IHBC’s built and historic environment ‘Conservation Helpdesk+’, – because ‘Conserving our Places Conserves our Planet’

Volunteer at the virtual IHBC@COP26 ‘Conservation Helpdesk+’ and support IHBC and our partners’ advice, insights and learning across the global COP26 network, because ‘Conserving our Places Conserves our Planet’, just contact our COP26 conservation #IHBCHelpdesk.

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IHBC’s HESPR pick from £145K+ works this week: BC seeks governance etc. consultants on heritage project, valued to £25K, closing 25/10

logoThe IHBC’s heritage business register HESPR – our Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition quality assurance service – emails members weekly ‘News and Tender Alerts, and the Director’s pick this week features the call from this week is the call from a Borough Council (BC) for governance etc. consultants on a Lottery-linked project, valued at £10K-25K, closing 25/10.

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IHBC features ‘Heritage from the cemetery’s step’: Paris Court Rules Brancusi’s ‘Kiss’ to stay

A decades-spanning legal battle over a Constantin Brancusi sculpture that has long been a beloved fixture of Paris’s Montparnasse Cemetery has ended in a win for the French state reports Art News.

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Boris Johnson pledges no homes will be built on green fields

Prime Minister signals softening of planning overhaul in conference speech after backlash from voters in Tory heartlands.

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