Category Archives: Sector NewsBlog

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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Grosvenor Britain & Ireland has launched ‘Positive Space’, a community charter setting a new standard for public engagement 

Grosvenor Britain & Ireland has launched ‘Positive Space’, a community charter setting a new standard for public engagement in the way that places are created and managed, to help shrink the space between communities and developers.

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Entire Swedish village for sale

An entire Swedish village is for sale: Sätra Brunn, in Vastmanland County, about 90 minutes north of Stockholm, one of Sweden’s oldest health resorts founded in 1700.

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Grant award for growing London Historic Buildings Trust

London Historic Buildings Trust (LHBT) is delighted to announce that it has been awarded a three year Regional Capacity Building grant by Historic England.

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HES publishes ‘Designations 2020 Onwards’, on designation priorities and plans

Historic Environment Scotland (HES) has published its designation priorities and plans: ‘Designations 2020 Onwards’.

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Design Council calls for Government lead on Design Quality Unit

England’s Design Council has called on Government to establish a design quality unit for England in the pamphlet ‘Delivering Urban Quality, Time to get Serious’.

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100 places move a step closer to multi-million pound Towns Fund investment

Guidance has been published for local leaders of the 100 selected towns to prepare for a Town Deal and develop proposals. image: Open Government Licence v3.0

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Councils pledge to review statues in wake of Black Lives Matter protests

Several councils have promised to review statues, street names and plaques following this week’s Black Lives Matter protests. image: LocalGov website

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‘A duty to prepare’: Vital infrastructure must be ready for the future, finds National Infrastructure Commission

The past is not always the best guide to the future and proactive steps are needed to ensure the UK’s infrastructure can remain resilient, according to a new report by the National Infrastructure Commission.

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InYourArea teams up with FixMyStreet to unveil latest new neighbourhood feature

The latest new feature for users of InYourArea has been launched, helping to highlight neighbourhood issues in need of attention.

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Victorian Society nominations for Top 10 endangered buildings 2020 now open

The Victorian Society has opened nominations for this years ‘Top 10 Endangered Buildings campaign’. image: Victorian Society website

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Two towers plan with fire brigade museum in Lambeth called in for a public inquiry

Plans to build a 26-storey and a 24-storey block on a former London fire brigade headquarters have been blocked by Robert Jenrick, Housing Communities and Local Government Secretary. image: South London News website

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ICOMOS and Europa Nostra to develop ‘European Heritage Green Paper’

ICOMOS and Europa Nostra have announced a new collaboration to develop a ‘European Heritage Green Paper’ on the issue of cultural heritage and climate change, focussing on the role of cultural heritage in achieving the ambitions of the European Green … Continue reading

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500 UK charities scoop share of Ecclesiastical £1million fund

Charities the length and breadth of Britain have received donations of £1,000 each as part of the Movement for Good awards, set up by specialist insurer Ecclesiastical.

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UK Research and Innovation seeks further council members, closing 1 July

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) is looking for new council members, with a closing date of 1 July.

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Eden Project to examine Dundee for first Scottish attraction

The company behind the major Eden Project tourist attraction in Cornwall is to begin work on a feasibility study for a proposed new project in Dundee. image: Airwolfhound / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)

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The Londonist: Your Favourite London Infrastructure Project.…

The Londonist asked readers to vote on the city’s ultimate civil engineering projects, and this year’s winner is… Eastcote Town Centre Improvement!

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Britain’s largest solar farm poised to begin development in Kent

Cleve Hill, the £450m project producing 350MW, expected to receive go-ahead this week

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Victorian Society seeks input to social media survey

The Victorian Society need your feedback, so if you follow the Society on social media, they would like to know what you think!

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IHBC NI Branch launches joint draft ‘CARE FOR YOUR CHURCH and Church property’ with Church of Ireland, endorsed by AACO

The IHBC’s Northern Ireland Branch, supported by the Church of Ireland, has launched an accessible, user-friendly joint ‘CARE FOR YOUR CHURCH and Church property’ publication with the Church of Ireland, and endorsed as practice guidance by the AACO – the … Continue reading

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IHBC’s COVID-19 signpost 100: BEIS launches working groups to help Britain’s growth potential

Business Secretary Alok Sharma is creating 5 new business-focused groups to promote Britain’s growth potential and create jobs, focussed on: Future of industry; Green recovery; New businesses; Increasing opportunity and being ‘Open for business’. image: Open Government Licence V3.0

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BEFS HES update on CHERF: COVID Historic Environment Resilience Forum

Built Environment Forum Scotland (BEFS) and Historic Environment Scotland (HES) have updated plans on COVID Historic Environment Resilience Forum (CHERF).

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National Churches Trust to lead ‘Treasure Ireland’: Supporting historic places of worship in Northern Ireland

The National Churches Trust will lead the new ‘Treasure Ireland’ project, which will run over three years and includes a new grants fund offering between £500 – £10,000 for repairs and maintenance to help keep churches in good condition and … Continue reading

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IHBC’s COVID-19 signpost 92: Lords considers Covid-19 impact on museums and galleries

Members of the Lords asked the government what steps it was taking to support museums, galleries, and historic buildings open to the public that are affected by the restrictions in place to address the Covid-19 pandemic on Thursday 21 May. … Continue reading

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