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IHBC trustee nominations close with AGM booking & proxy voting now open: 6PM, 24 February, after Council; AGM papers to come

IHBC Chair and President have already notified members of the ‘virtual’ 2022 AGM on 24 February 2022 at 6.00pm, after the next Council, and as nominations have closed – with all nominees going to the AGM for appointment – proxy … Continue reading

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UPDATE: IHBC looks to the future with new ‘Affiliate’ arrangements offering improved support for all: ONLY the name changes – to ‘Supporter’ – for those seeking status quo

The IHBC Board’s call to upgrade the Affiliate category – and recognise those with an ‘awareness’ of conservation – means that from April 2022 anyone not securing or applying for assessment as an Affiliate will join a new ‘Supporter’ category, … Continue reading

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REMINDER: IHBC Marsh Awards 2022 launched: ‘Your chance to nominate retired IHBC members and/or successful learners’, closing 31 March

The IHBC’s Marsh Awards, developed in partnership with the Marsh Trust, has launched the two 2022 Awards – for civic contributions by retired members, and for successful learning in heritage skills – with prizes that include £500 and a free place at the IHBC’s Aberdeen 2022 … Continue reading

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IHBC’s HESPR pick from £20M+ works this week: BPT partnership seeks PM for NLHF projects, closing 11/02

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 a BPT partnership seeking tenders for … Continue reading

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IHBC features ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Emmeline Pankhurst’s GII grave dubbed ‘national disgrace’ after it’s left filthy and chipped

The grave of Emmeline Pankhurst has been labelled a ‘national disgrace’ after it was left filthy and with chipped stonework after a military grave restorer described the Grade-II listed plinth as ‘an embarrassment’, reports MyLondon. image:  ScottH-NP, CC BY-SA 4.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/ … Continue reading

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New Chair appointed to Historic Environment Scotland: Hugh Hall

The Minister for Culture, Europe and International Development, Ms Gilruth has announced the appointment of Hugh Hall as Chair of Historic Environment Scotland (HES).

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Housing crisis needs action on planning, SMEs and housing for elderly, says Lords report

The Built Environment Committee has published its report, ‘Meeting housing demand’, which concludes that the Government must address barriers to building much needed new homes. Too many people currently live in expensive, unsuitable, and poor-quality homes and housing supply needs … Continue reading

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New report highlights the impact of retrofit programmes on social housing customers

A new report launched by Orbit details how the decarbonisation retrofit programme will impact Orbit’s customers, both during the retrofit works and post-works, with a particular focus on fuel poverty, thermal comfort, and mental and physical wellbeing.

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A clever map tool will tell you facts about (basically) any street or building, via Wikipedia!

You can explore your local area with the ‘Wikipedia Around’ tool… just tap the ‘get current position’ button and it’ll bring up loads of relevant Wikipedia articles!

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IHBC welcomes STBA Paper: ‘From Retrofit to Regeneration’ published

The Sustainable Traditional Buildings Alliance (STBA) publishes paper ‘From Retrofit to Regeneration’, a blueprint for post-Covid recovery. image STBA

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CCT CE Peter Aiers IHBC announces move to The Charterhouse

Full IHBC member Peter Aiers, Chief Executive (CE) of The Churches Conservation Trust (CCT), has been appointed the new Master and Chief Executive Officer of the Charterhouse, a 400-year-old almshouse charity in central London. image: CCT

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IHBC’s HESPR ‘Special Interest Sector News’: Building’s top news for 2021

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’, which this week features Building on its ‘top news, interviews and events of 2021’.

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IHBC Marsh Awards 2022 launched: ‘Your chance to nominate retired IHBC members and/or successful learners’, closing 31 March

The IHBC’s Marsh Awards, developed in partnership with the Marsh Trust, has launched the two 2022 Awards – for civic contributions by retired members, and for successful learning in heritage skills – with prizes that include £500 and a free place at the IHBC’s Aberdeen 2022 … Continue reading

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IHBC features ‘Heritage from the (civil) doorstep’: Inspector allows Southgate Office Village Scheme on appeal, despite engagement campaign

Southgate District Civic Voice (SDCV) has been involved in a long-running campaign to encourage more meaningful community engagement on a controversial 17 storey redevelopment of Southgate Office Village, now allowed, on which Civic Voice reports. image: for illustration purposes only … Continue reading

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Targeted funds of £65 million for Scotland’s culture and events to help ease impact of pandemic

Details of a financial package worth £65 million for culture and major events to help ease impact of pandemic have been confirmed by the Culture Secretary Angus Robertson.

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Plans unveiled to restore 300,000 hectares of habitat across England

The new schemes unveiled by UK Government will support nature recovery and climate action by rewarding farmers in their local area, alongside sustainable and profitable food production. image: Open Government Licence v3.0

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Building collapses after foundation blunders

A building contractor has been prosecuted after carrying out unsafe excavation works that resulted in the partial collapse of a residential building.

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New digital model of Skara Brae helps investigate impacts of climate change

3D scans show how Historic Environment Scotland (HES) is investigating climate change impacts at the World Heritage site in Orkney. image: HES

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Top 20 new articles in 2021 from DB announced

Designing Buildings (DB) lists the most popular new articles in 2021. image: DB

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Serious about your staffing plans or career? Get your ‘Heads Up’ with ‘IHBC Jobs etc.’ as we headline career-defining posts – across sectors and disciplines – so sign up now!

To help employers and practitioners, the IHBC regularly updates NewsBlog readers on the career opportunities on our ‘IHBC Jobs etc.’ service, which this round features diverse roles across charity (casework, maintenance and admin), public (regeneration) and private sectors (architect), so … Continue reading

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IHBC congratulates IHBC Member Darren Barker on MBE

IHBC has offered its congratulation to IHBC Member Darren Barker – conservation officer at Great Yarmouth Borough Council and managing director at the Great Yarmouth Preservation Trust – on the award of an MBE in the recent honours list. image: … Continue reading

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REMINDER: IHBC looks to the future with new ‘Affiliate’ arrangements: Improved support for all, and ONLY the name changes for those seeking status quo

IHBC Board’s call to upgrade the Affiliate category to recognise those with an ‘awareness’ of conservation means that from April 2022 anyone not securing or applying for assessment as an Affiliate will join a new ‘supporter’-style category, but see no … Continue reading

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IHBC welcomes Civic Voice’s ‘Paper Tigers’: A critical review of Statements of Community Involvement in England

The IHBC has welcomed the publication of ‘Paper Tigers’: a critical review of Statements of Community Involvement in England’, a new report commissioned by Civic Voice from University of Reading. image: for illustration purposes only – Open Government Licence v3.0

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IHBC’s HESPR pick from £2.3M+ works this week: Council seeks heritage strategy draft review, closing 11/02, valued to £12K

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 a Council for a review etc. … Continue reading

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IHBC features ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Chard Leisure Centre eyesore may remain until spring

A derelict building near Somerset’s newest leisure centre may not be demolished until the spring, the district council has admitted reports the Chard and Ilminster News. image: South Somerset District Council

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