Category Archives: Sector NewsBlog

Help ‘Shape the Future Work’ of the Heritage Fund: Heritage sector workers survey open to 5/09

The National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF) is looking for views to shape its new 10-year strategy, and has opened a survey for those working in the heritage sector, with a deadline of 5 September.

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Liverpool Council sets out tall buildings policy

Liverpool City Council has produced a framework aimed at guiding the development of tall buildings to ensure they ‘positively contribute to the legibility and architectural richness of the city’. image: for illustration only – Dave Chetwyn

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Latest housing data: 1.9M households affected by overheating

New housing data in the English Housing Survey shows that in 2020-21, 1.9 million (8%) households reported that at least one part of their home got uncomfortably hot, reports BRE. image: for illustration only

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Funding for 57 new projects across England for ‘our nation’s working-class heritage’: HE’s ‘Everyday Heritage Grants’

The untold histories of West Yorkshire’s boxing clubs, Leicester’s hidden nightclub scene and Deptford’s 19th-century slaughterhouse workers are amongst 57 new projects that Historic England (HE) will fund through its Everyday Heritage Grants: Celebrating Working Class Histories. image: General view … Continue reading

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RTPI research project on UK & Ireland Rural Planning in the 2020s published

The Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) has published a new research report on Rural Planning in the 2020s across the UK and Ireland.

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Designers unite to meet climate challenges through £25m fund

The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the Design Museum have launched a £25M fund to bring businesses and design researchers together to tackle the climate and environmental crises. image: for illustration – Open Government Licence v3.0

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National Trust reveals new plans for fire ravaged Clandon Park: Unique ‘X-ray’ view of how a country house is made

The National Trust has announced a new approach for Clandon Park, the early 18th-century house in Surrey, designed by the innovative Italian architect Giacomo Leoni and catastrophically damaged by fire in April 2015.

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IHBC features ‘Heritage from the (LG) doorstep’: LocalGov highlights historic docklands receiving £233m for infrastructure

The Government has pledged £233m of infrastructure funding to drive the regeneration of one of the largest brownfield sites in London’s historic docklands, reports LocalGov. image: Open Government Licence v3.0

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AHF Wales Funding Announcement 2022-23

The Architectural Heritage Fund (AHF) has announced a renewed funding package of £350K from Cadw towards its ‘Heritage Transformed in Wales’ programme.

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SAVE crowdfunds for M&S public inquiry objections

SAVE Britain’s Heritage is using a crowdfunding strategy to fund its public inquiry objections to M&S’ planned demolition of its flagship store on London’s Oxford Street. image: Gary Rogers / Marks and Spencer. Commons Wikimedia https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f0/Marks_and_Spencer_-_geograph.org.uk_-_1466040.jpg

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Heritage Fund: £2M to help heritage sector build back after the pandemic

Seven Business Support and Enterprise Development programmes will benefit from an extra year of funding, as an extra c.£2M is to be distributed across the seven programmes.

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Hammersmith Bridge wrapped in foil during heatwave

Hammersmith Bridge has been wrapped in giant pieces of foil to stop it from overheating as temperatures soar. image: for illustration – By Alex.muller – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=4247399

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Creator of Gaia theory James Lovelock dies on 103rd birthday

Leading environmental scientist and creator of the Gaia hypothesis James Lovelock has died in his Dorset home on his 103rd birthday. image: Bruno Comby at English Wikipedia (original uploader)-Transferred from en.wikipedia to Commons., CC BY-SA 1.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=74287612

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Environment Agency CE on new report: We’re facing ‘Existential risk’ from both climate and biodiversity crises

The Chief Executive (CE) of the Environment Agency has warned of an ‘existential risk to our survival’ following a report that ‘lays bare the scale of change needed to halt England’s biodiversity and climate crisis’. image: Open Government Licence v3.0

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CPRE calls for land strategy and new planning rules to guard food security

With a hundred-fold increase in England’s best farmland lost to development in a decade, and 60% of the finest agricultural land at risk of flooding, CPRE tells government a land strategy and new planning rules are needed to safeguard food … Continue reading

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National Lottery income increases to over £1.8bn

More than £1.8bn was received by the National Lottery Distribution Fund (NLDF) during 2021-22, according to the fund’s Annual report and accounts.

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BEFS/HES refresh Our Place in Time: Public events to refresh Scotland’s historic environment strategy, from 09/08

Historic Environment Scotland (HES) is leading a review of Scotland’s Our Place in Time (OPiT) strategy, so BEFS with HES and the Scottish Government are working together on events – from 9/08 on – to engage the historic environment sector, … Continue reading

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CHS Skills Training Programme: INDIA – 6 Traineeships for UK participants, 2-20/10, closing 24/08

The Commonwealth Heritage Skills (CHS) Training Programme has announced funding for 6 Hamish Ogston Foundation Commonwealth Traineeships for UK-based participants, closing 24 August.

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Plans for new flagpole on Sydney Harbour Bridge abandoned after a backlash over £14M cost & two-year timetable

Plans to erect a new flagpole on Sydney Harbour Bridge have been abandoned after a backlash over the £14 million cost and two-year timetable. image: for illustration only – By Mary and Andrew – Flickr Photos (https://tinyurl.com/8x7ad2uc) Commons Wiwimedia

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EHA / Europa Nostra awards honour 30 exemplary achievements from 18 Countries

The European Commission and Europa Nostra have just announced the 2022 winners of the European Heritage Awards (EHA) / Europa Nostra Awards, funded by the EU Creative Europe programme.

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BSI: New competence requirements for principal contractors & designers

BSI, the UK National Standards Body, has published three new standards, sponsored by the Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities, that set out competence requirements for building safety management, including Principal Designers and Principal Contractors. image: for illustration – … Continue reading

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123 Work-related fatal injuries in Great Britain in 2021/22

A total of 123 workers were killed in work-related accidents in 2021/22 in Great Britain according to the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations. (RIDDOR) to the Health and Safety executive (HSE).

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New urban wildflower roundabouts in Inverness to help pollinators

A Highland Council project has successfully established five wildflower roundabouts in the Inverness area in order to provide safe havens where bees, butterflies, birds and other pollinators can thrive. image: for illustration only

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Committee call for written evidence on Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill: Respond ASAP!

If you have relevant expertise and experience or a special interest in the Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill, currently passing through Parliament, you can submit your views in writing to the House of Commons Public Bill Committee.

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Research should be part of the DNA of UK City of Culture says new Warwick report

Following the award of UK City of Culture 2025 to Bradford, a new report by the University of Warwick details how and why arts and humanities research can add value to the UK City of Culture programme. image: for illustration … Continue reading

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