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Farnham awarded World Craft City status in first for England, third for Europe

Farnham has been awarded the prestigious World Craft City status by the World Craft Council.

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#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.

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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

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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

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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.

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IHBC’s COVID-19 signpost 114: CITB proposes Levy cut of 50%

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.

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IHBC’s COVID-19 signpost 115: Scotland’s new community map for pandemic funding

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

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IHBC’s COVID-19 signpost 116: Latest from Health Depts

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

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IHBC’s COVID-19 signpost 117: Ireland updates on National Heritage Week – 15-23 August

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.

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IHBC’s COVID-19 signpost 118: NLHF – Heritage funding deadline extended

The National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF)  has announced that the deadline to apply for emergency grants has been extended to the end of July.

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UK National Commission reports on National Value of UNESCO to the UK

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.

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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’.

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Welsh Councillor voices concern over delegated planning powers

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.

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IHBC signpost: Some tips from MUF on how not to be a starchitect!

Reading Design has relayed some tips on how not to be a Starchitect.

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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

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IHBC supports ‘Cultural Heritage and Climate Planning Questionnaire’ from CHN – closing 17 July

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

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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

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IHBC’s HESPR pick this week from £340K+ costed works: Welsh NPA seeks DM manager, closing 26 June

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

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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.

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IHBC’s COVID-19 signpost 111: NTS plans for reopening properties

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.

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IHBC’s COVID-19 signpost 112: COVID-19 Update from Heritage Open Days – ‘go ahead’ for 11-20 Sept

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’.

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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.

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Exeter CC secures landmark museum ruling at Royal Courts of Justice

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).

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Historic Environment Scotland CE responds to Black Lives Matter

Historic Environment Scotland has issued a response to Black Lives Matter oin the form of a message from its Chief Executive (CE), Alex Paterson.

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HE updates on ‘Contested Heritage’

Historic England (HE) has updated its recent statement on contested heritage.

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