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- DBW highlights IHBC-ALGAO:UK partnership to12.5+K registered users across construction & development: Promoting LAs in conservation and the HE 07/07/2020
- IHBC’s HESPR ‘Special Interest Sector News’ pick of the week: Contractor’s COVID-19 tests positive for 53% 07/07/2020
- IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Weston’s Birnbeck Pier could have new owner as Council consider CPO 07/07/2020
- BEFS highlights lack of R&M in ‘Economy for Scotland: Report’ despite advocacy 07/07/2020
- RIAS Elects Youngest Ever Candidate as President 07/07/2020
- Built Environment Forum Scotland (BEFS) and partners awarded £0.5M by NLHF for ‘building the resilience of the heritage sector’ 07/07/2020
- Historic Houses on 70th Anniversary of the Gowers Report 07/07/2020
- Scotland’s free resource to help UK construction sector attract more women into industry 07/07/2020
- Nominations for 7 Most Endangered 2021 programme closes 7 September: ‘Let’s save Europe’s endangered heritage sites together’, says Europa Nostra 07/07/2020
- Scotland invests £78m to help construction sector return to work 07/07/2020
- MPs are asked for views on £4bn Parliament restoration plan 07/07/2020
- AA director loses two votes of no confidence 07/07/2020
- IHBC Chair reports on your institute ‘Promoting CPD During Lockdown’ via HE 03/07/2020
- IHBC highlights demand for HE’s new & concise guidance on ‘Enabling Development…’ (‘GPA 4’) 03/07/2020
- IHBC’s HESPR pick this week from £23.8M+ costed works: English DC seeks Landscape Architects for urban works, closing 27 July, valued £25-50K 03/07/2020
- IHBC CPD Boost: Local Government Lawyer on amending street names and removing statues 03/07/2020
- PM announces England’s ‘Build, Build, Build’ strategy to beat the pandemic 03/07/2020
- Build, Build, Build Needs Repair, Repair, Repair, says FMB 03/07/2020
- Jenrick on England’s building and coronavirus recovery 03/07/2020
- England’s councils’ planning powers under threat 03/07/2020
- Don’t let planning deregulation lead to poor quality housing, says CPRE 03/07/2020
- HE on new PDRs: The essential detail, from their Planning Bulletin 03/07/2020
- COVID-19 survey shows ‘significant’ impact on Scotland’s heritage sector 03/07/2020
- International Women in Engineering Day 2020 03/07/2020
- Tony Pidgley CBE, 1947-2020: ‘a man always ahead of the game’! 03/07/2020
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Farnham has been awarded the prestigious World Craft City status by the World Craft Council.
#IHBCVirtualSchool2020’s ‘reflections’ speaker insight: Cliff Hague on ‘City Spread and New Neighbourhoods’
A major study of health, education and sustainability in rapidly growing cities poses some difficult questions for public policy makers, writes Cliff Hague, a lead presenter at the IHBC’s 2020 Virtual School.
Don’t forget – IHBC’s Gus Astley Student Awards 2020 closing date extended to 31 August: Win £500 and a free place on IHBC’s 2021 Brighton School – Simply submit your coursework online!
Due to demand from conservation courses, the closing date for the IHBC’s celebrated annual Gus Astley Student Award is extended to 31 August 2020, so if you have relevant coursework from history and theory to practice or enhancement, from ANY UK taught … Continue reading
IHBC’s HESPR ‘Special Interest Sector News’ pick of the week: ‘Covid-19 accelerates future of technology in construction’, from PBC
The IHBC’s heritage business register HESPR – our Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition quality assurance scheme for heritage services working to the IHBC’s standards – emails members weekly ‘News and Tender Alerts’, including notices gleaned from across the development sector’s … Continue reading
IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Stafford CA’s satellite dishes lacking PP won’t face enforcement action
Residents who put up satellite dishes without planning permission (PP) in Stafford’s conservation areas (CAs) will not face enforcement action from the borough council, members have decided, reports the Express and Star.
The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) is proposing to cut the 2021/22 Levy by 50% as well as giving businesses up to 12 months to pay the 2020/21 Levy.
A new collection of digital maps is to display the funding being given to support communities across Scotland affected by coronavirus (COVID-19). image: Scottish Government website
The Department of Health & Social Care (DHSC) and Public Health England (PHE) are leading the UK government response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. image: Open Government Licence v3.0
Plans are in place for a modified National Heritage Week for Ireland, which take into account ongoing restrictions on events and gatherings due to COVID-19, and which will run from Saturday, 15th – Sunday, 23rd August.
The National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF) has announced that the deadline to apply for emergency grants has been extended to the end of July.
The UK National Commission for UNESCO has published new research showing that UNESCO projects can help build a greener, more equal and more peaceful world, while also creating financial value.
THA Call for questions – July Heritage Chat: ‘Adapting teaching and learning to an online environment’, 16 July
The Heritage Alliance’s (THA) next Heritage Chat will take place on Thursday 16 July (13:00-14:00) and will explore ‘Adapting teaching and learning to an online environment’.
A Welsh Councillor in Powys County Council (PCC) has raised concern over delegated planning powers, indicating that county councillors may have been unaware of the consequences of what they were voting for.
Reading Design has relayed some tips on how not to be a Starchitect.
IHBC and ALGAO:UK sign Memorandum of Understanding: An MoU to ‘support Local Authority Historic Environment and Conservation Services’
Chairs of The Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC) and The Association of Local Government Archaeological Officers (ALGAO):UK signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 24 June 2020, so the organisations can more effectively work together to promote and support … Continue reading
The IHBC is supporting a survey initiated by the Climate Heritage Network (CHN) – of which the IHBC is a part – that seeks to compile a list of climate-related Mitigation or Adaptation Plans that also have a heritage element, … Continue reading
IHBC seeks Rural Panel lead volunteer: ‘Help us make a difference’ in rural policy and advocacy across the UK, while helping build both your learning and our rural communities
Much of the IHBC’s work is built on the contributions of active and informed volunteers who help care for heritage in local communities, and now the IHBC is seeking a volunteer interested in rural heritage policy and advocacy to lead … Continue reading
The IHBC’s heritage business register HESPR – our Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition quality assurance scheme for heritage services working to the IHBC’s standards – emails its members weekly ‘News and Tender Alerts’, and the IHBC Director’s top pick this … Continue reading
IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the (industry) doorstep’: Grimsby’s historic Ice Factory thrown new survival lifeline
The roof of the Grimsby Ice Factory is to be assessed with a view to carrying out much-needed repairs to the historic grade II* listed building, industry platform The Cooling Post reports.
National Trust for Scotland (NTS) properties have been closed since March due to the coronavirus emergency, and now the Trust is sharing plans for reopening over the coming weeks and months, in line with Scottish Government guidance.
Heritage Open Days (HoDs) has updated on its arrangements in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, and ‘that the festival will go ahead for 11-20 September’.
IHBC’s COVID-19 signpost 113: Treasury Committee on Economic impact of coronavirus – Gaps in Support – ‘Government must act’!
The Treasury Committee has published a unanimously-agreed interim report as part of its inquiry into the Economic Impact of Coronavirus called Gaps in Support.
Exeter City Council has secured a landmark ruling over the rateable valuation of the city’s Grade II listed Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery (RAMM).
Historic Environment Scotland has issued a response to Black Lives Matter oin the form of a message from its Chief Executive (CE), Alex Paterson.
Historic England (HE) has updated its recent statement on contested heritage.