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IHBC’s new CPD Circular now out: Accessible cross-sector support, from NI events for all (9/12) to podcasts & more

The IHBC’s regular and free CPD Circular is out, with accessible information on sector-wide learning and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) opportunities, from the Northern Ireland Branch partnering virtual CPD suite, Conservation in Common (9/12 & after), to the IHBC’s COP26 … Continue reading

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IHBC welcomes Eilish McGuinness as new Heritage Fund CEO

Eilish McGuinness will take over from Ros Kerslake CBE, who announced in July she was stepping down as CEO of the Heritage Fund and National Heritage Memorial Fund after five and a half years. image: heritagefund.org.uk

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IHBC welcomes Aberdeen Art Gallery success with Andrew Doolan Best Building in Scotland Award

The venue for the IHBC’s Annual School, Aberdeen, has seen its Art Gallery secure the prestigious 2021 Andrew Doolan Best Building in Scotland Award. image: By Thx811 – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=101152514

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IHBC welcomes ‘groundbreaking’ heritage & research virtual conference from ICSM CHC, 6-10 December

The International Co-Sponsored Meeting on Culture, Heritage and Climate Change (ICSM CHC) ‘groundbreaking meeting’… on incorporating ‘culture and heritage into climate science and research’ opens from 6-10 December, sponsored by the IPCC, UNESCO, and ICOMOS, and including a Launch Event … Continue reading

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IHBC says: ‘Please check your contact details, for the Yearbook and more, by 17/12’

The IHBC is calling on all members to check and update the contact details we hold, before 17/12.

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IHBC’s HESPR pick from £137K+ works this week: Heritage property  lead seeks masterplans, closing 20/12, valued £40-100K

The 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 … Continue reading

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IHBC features ‘Heritage form the restorer’s doorstep’! ‘Faithful reinstatement’ preferred option for GSA Mackintosh Building

A detailed analysis of future options for the fire-hit Mackintosh Building at the Glasgow School of Art (GSA) has concluded that a faithful reinstatement within the practical constraints of the regulatory environment is the preferred option, reports Scottish Construction Now. … Continue reading

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New Chief Planning Inspector of new Welsh Government body appointed

Vicky Robinson has been welcomed as the first Chief Planning Inspector of Planning and Environment Decisions Wales, who will move from her current post as Operational Manager for Planning and Building Control at Vale of Glamorgan Council in 2022.

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MPs require all new buildings to have renewables from next year

Almost half of MPs approve the removal of VAT on all domestic renewables and energy efficiency measures for 10 years, a new survey shows. image: for illustrations purposes only – Open Government Licence v3.0

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Campaigners call for new law to empower communities

Campaigners on the ‘We’re Right Here’ campaign have called for a new Community Power Act to give communities a legal right to self-determination. image: for illustration purposes only – Open Government Licence v3.0

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BRE helps build new embodied carbon database

BRE is collaborating with other industry leaders to develop a new Built Environment Carbon Database.

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IHBC@COP26 Helpdesk+ signpost: COP26 looks back at what was achieved

The IHBC@COP26 is signposting COP26’s take on what was achieved before it closed, after publishing its own observations on ways forward with ‘Some observations on moving forward after COP26! 

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IHBC consultation responds to ‘Supporting defence infrastructure and the future of time-limited permitted development rights’

The IHBC has submitted its response to the dual consultation on supporting defence infrastructure through new permitted development rights (PDRs) and on the future of time-limited PDRs for temporary structures etc., previously introduced as a temporary measure.

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IHBC’s HESPR ‘Special Interest Sector News’ double-up: HESPR’s ‘free 15 minutes advice’ project’ and #IHBC Aberdeen 2022 MarketPlace

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 the IHBC doubling up with the ‘HESPR free 15 minutes advice’ … Continue reading

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IHBC features ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Outrage as historic fountain stolen from Grimsby cemetery

North East Lincolnshire Council is appealing to the public to help track down a decorative fountain that has been stolen from Grimsby Cemetery, the Grimsby Telegraph reports. image: NE Lincolnshire Council website

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World’s first UNESCO digital trail launches in Scotland

Scotland’s UNESCO world heritage sites are being brought together through the world’s first ever UNESCO digital trail. image: Visit Scotland website

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Register for UK Heritage Pulse, ‘a data and insight project for the heritage sector’

Registration is open to Heritage Pulse, a collaborative data and insight project for the UK’s heritage sector, informing strategy, recovery and reinvention post-Covid.

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‘Promoting Britain Abroad’ inquiry launched by DCMS Parliamentary Committee

The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee’s inquiry will examine how Britain’s cultural heritage can be used to promote the country as an international holiday destination and boost a damaged tourist industry. image: Open Government Licence v3.0

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Heritage Compass: ‘…to create a better connected informed and resilient heritage landscape across England… Apply Now!’

Heritage Compass Recruitment is open to more small to medium organisations to join for a 12 month programme, round closing 16/12.

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MA publishes report on Local Authority Investment in Museums after a decade of Austerity

The Museums Association (MA) commissioned new research in 2021 that looks at the impact that austerity has had on the museums sector in the UK since 2010.

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UKGBC launches new network in Scotland to support sustainable built environment

The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has announced a new network based in Scotland to support and drive the sustainability of the Scottish Built Environment.

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IHBC@COP26 Helpdesk+ launches ‘Some observations on moving forward after COP26’: Discussing doing more about ‘Conserving our Planet’ by ‘Conserving our Places’

Following discussions around the IHBC@COP26, the Helpdesk+ has highlighted some options in policy and practice standards that might help us do more about ‘Conserving our Planet’ by ‘Conserving our Places’ with ‘Some observations on moving forward after COP26’.

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IHBC’s HESPR pick from £5.2M+ works this week: Parochial Church Council seeks PM for G1 LB, closing 06/12

The 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 a Parochial Church Council (PCC) call for a Project … Continue reading

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IHBC features ‘Heritage from the (Grecian) doorstep’: Residents of a Welsh town set to become Europe’s first Climate Refugees…

A coastal village of 700 residents in the UK has been declared the first place on earth that may produce climate refugees, as the community has been identified for a high risk of permanent flooding. image: for illustration purposes only

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925 cultural organisations supported by £107 million in latest recovery fund

925 arts, heritage and cultural organisations to benefit from share of £107 million latest recovery fund. image: Open Government Licence v3.0

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