Category Archives: Sector NewsBlog

Cadw announces phased reopening of Wales’s major heritage sites: Entry begins August

In early July Cadw successfully reopened 43 of its unstaffed, free-entry monuments and on 18 July, the historic environment service has revealed a phased reopening plan for selected staffed sites in its care, including some of Wales’s most iconic historical … Continue reading

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Scotland’s ‘vital’ £4M support for museums and galleries’

A new funding stream for the independent museums sector to help bolster resilience following the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has been announced by Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop.

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Nominate your heritage ‘lockdown legends’ for a National Lottery Award, by 19 August

The National Lottery is searching for the UK’s lockdown legends as part of this year’s National Lottery Awards with nomonations closing 19 August.

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Environment Study Centre launches on-line qualification in ‘Energy Efficiency for Traditional Buildings’

Welsh company, The Environment Study Centre (ESC) has launched its new on-line course for professionals wanting to gain a qualification in dealing with the retrofitting of older and traditional buildings. image: ESC website

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Report on Impact of Covid-19 on DCMS Sectors published

Parliament’s Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Committee says the Covid-19 crisis presents biggest threat to UK’s cultural infrastructure, institutions and workforce in a generation.

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Scotland’s ‘interactive’ mediation survey closes 21 August

Section 40 of Scotland’s new Planning Act requires the Scottish Ministers to issue guidance on mediation in planning, so Scottish Mediation and PAS have published an interactive survey outlining some ideas, closing Friday 21st August 2020.

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IoF: New findings on the impact of coronavirus on the charity sector

Charities are facing a £12.4bn shortfall in income for the year due to impact of coronavirus, reports The Institute of Fundraising (IoF).

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NLHF launches DASH survey, a free resource exploring digital skills

The National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF) have launched their Digital Attitudes and Skills for Heritage (DASH) free survey service for UK heritage organisations to help ‘capture [and use] a summary of key digital skills and attitudes of their staff and … Continue reading

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Spotlight falls on Gallipoli memorial as restoration work completed

A living Gallipoli war memorial, the Stretton on Dunsmore monument in Warwickshire which commemorates where King George V saluted troops from the 29th Division, billeted in the area before they embarked on active service in Gallipoli in the First World … Continue reading

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HE’s £50,000 grant to set up body to support Metal Detectorists

A £50,000 grant from Historic England will help set up a new organisation to support and train metal detectorists in the UK as the ‘Institute of Detectorists’ (IoD) aims to provide training opportunities to promote responsible metal detecting.

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HoP Restoration and Renewal Programme seeks views on plans: Closing 07/08

MPs, Peers, and other interested parties are invited to submit relevant information on the vital restoration and renewal of the Houses of Parliament, as part of a review into the renovation plans, closing 7 August. image: for illustration purposes only … Continue reading

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National Trust: Re-structure and potential redundancies, from Hilary McGrady

The National Trust is proposing £100m of annual savings – ‘likely to lead to 1,200 salaried staff (approximately 13%) being put at risk of redundancy’ – following impacts from the coronavirus crisis, after warning almost every aspect of its income … Continue reading

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‘Head of Function’ posts on offer with HoP Restoration and Renewal Programme: various closing dates

Up to six ‘Head of Function’ posts are on offer at the Houses of Parliament (HoP) linked to its Restoration and Renewal Programme, with various closing dates.

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England’s Cultural Recovery Fund: £92M for heritage (deadline 17/08), £500M for Arts Council

England’s The Heritage Alliance (THA) has noted links to information on the Government sector support funds. 

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English Housing Survey 2018 to 2019: headline report and live tables

The live tables of the English Housing Survey for 2018-19, which supplement the annual report, are now published, representing the collection of detailed time series data tables on people’s housing circumstances and the condition and energy efficiency of the English … Continue reading

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Crowd-sourced collection launched to celebrate creative and cultural industries: Nominations by 7 August

People across the UK are today being asked by the UKRI Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to help create the first ever collection of a new temporary digital-only museum that will celebrate the UK’s highly successful cultural and creative … Continue reading

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Scotland’s Town Partnership and 360 Architecture launch‘A Vision for High Street Regeneration’

‘A vision for High Street regeneration’ is being promoted as guidance for the central and local government custodians of town centres, to help achieve ‘a co-ordinated vision that re-connects whole communities to their reinvigorated and vibrant town centres.

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Historic Houses: New survey reveals how independent heritage adapts to survive pandemic

A new survey from Historic Houses reveals that the COVID-19 lockdown has had a significant impact on independent historic house visitor attractions.

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Where are we on Britain’s underground asset register?

The UK’s Geospatial Commission has successfully piloted a national underground asset register to improve how civil engineers share data about buried infrastructure, and Neil Brammall, CEO of Utility Survey Exchange Ltd and Holger Kessler, Geoscience Technical Advisor, Geospatial Commission, brings … Continue reading

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Construction industry’s new ‘drive to shift construction to value-based decisions’

A new definition of value has been devised by professional bodies from across the construction industry which they hope will drive a transformation in the way decisions are made across the sector.

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Coalition for the Energy Efficiency of Buildings(CEEB): ‘financing net-zero carbon and climate-resilient buildings’

The Green Finance Institute has announced the formation of the Coalition for the Energy Efficiency of Buildings (CEEB), which aims to develop the market for financing net-zero carbon and climate-resilient buildings in the UK by accelerating the pace of financial … Continue reading

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From the Ground Up – Improving the Delivery of Social Value in Construction

The Institute of Economic Development (IED) has published its report ‘From the Ground Up -Improving the Delivery of Social Value in Construction’, arguing that construction spend must deliver social value.

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Final deadline for North of England cultural heritage business support programme: 3 August

Applications will close on 3 August for the final edition of Prosper North, Creative United’s business support programme dedicated to cultural heritage organisations in the North of England.

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New expert trustees for London Historic Buildings Trust help expand horizons

London Historic Buildings Trust (LHBT) – the London-wide building preservation trust – has appointed five new trustees and created two Vice Chairs to its board to help it achieve its ambitious new strategy.

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BIM Academy: We need accreditation to drive collaboration

BIM is a concept that is easy to grasp at the highest level – its potential is boundless, but its execution requires rigour and consistency – and that’s why standards are so crucial, argues Peter Barker, managing director of BIM … Continue reading

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