Daily Archives: 09/10/2020

IHBC Chair urges ‘DEMOLITION REBELLION!’ in England’s NPF 2020 Vision: Join the launch – 16 Oct @ 11am, with Peace, Quartermain and more!

IHBC Chair David McDonald, writing for England’s National Planning Forum (NPF) 2020 Vision – which called for members’ thoughts on ‘Planning in a post-COVID world’ – urges a structured rebellion against demolition, while NewsBlog readers are invited to the Vision’s … Continue reading

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IHBC with AABC and EASA and more endorse RIBA’s 2 new professional services contracts for conservation

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has launched two brand new professional services contracts for the provision of conservation architectural services, with both also endorsed by the IHBC, the Register of Architects Accredited in Building Conservation (AABC) and the … Continue reading

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IHBC’s October CPD Circular now out: Accessible cross-sector listing with IHBC CPD overview included for free (too!)

The IHBC’s October CPD Circular has been issued, highlighting Continuing Professional Development (CPD) opportunities across the sector, and this month features an overview of the IHBC’s own CPD support.

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IHBC’s HESPR pick this week from £2.9M+ costed works: Council seeks consultancy for works to HAZ, closing 19/10 and valued at £184K

The IHBC’s heritage business register HESPR – our Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition quality assurance scheme for heritage services working to the IHBC’s standards – emails its members weekly ‘News and Tender Alerts’, and the IHBC Director’s top pick this … Continue reading

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IHBC features ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Old articles and a labour of love restoration – Lutyens and Jekyll via The Farnham Herald

The Farnham Herald has reported on a series of articles on the history of Crooksbury House on the slopes of Crooksbury Hill above Tilford – described as the ‘first country house commission by Edwin Lutyens with a surrounding garden by … Continue reading

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National Trust to make more than 1,000 redundancies after consultation

After considering more than 14,500 pieces of feedback from staff and volunteers during the 45-day consultation, the National Trust (NT) is making 514 compulsory redundancies as a result of the impact of the coronavirus crisis and has accepted 782 voluntary … Continue reading

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Historic England offers temporary ‘career bridging opportunities’ to respond to sector pressures: Various closing dates imminent! 

Historic England (HE) has opened a programme of career bridging opportunities in the form of temporary posts that might be of interest to members, with various closing dates, some very soon.

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Welsh Assembly Senedd to consider NDF for 60 day period

The Welsh Assembly Senedd is to consider, for a 60-day period, the National Development Framework (NDF), setting the direction for development in Wales to 2040.

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HES launches Historic Environment Recovery Fund

Historic Environment Scotland (HES) has launched a new £2.6 million fund to support the recovery of Scotland’s historic environment sector from the impacts of COVID-19, with applications opening on Monday 12 October. image: for illustration purposes only – Fiona Newton

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New government measures to deliver value to society through public procurement: Start 1 January 2021

Businesses seeking to win government work must set out how they will also deliver social value priorities, following new measures that come into effect on 1 January 2021. image: Open Government Licence v3.0

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Taylor Review Pilot: Final evaluation on sustainable, listed POWs issued

The final evaluation from the Taylor Review Pilot, examining the sustainability of historic places of worship (POW) in England, has been issued. image for illustration purposes only

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England’s Green Homes Grants service: Apply for up to £10,000 to make your home more energy efficient

Applicants can use the Green Homes Grant service to apply for a grant of up to £10,000 towards the cost of making your home more energy efficient.

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Six African heritage sites under threat from climate change

From rock art in southern Africa to pyramids along the River Nile, humans have been leaving their mark across the continent for millennia, but the BBC highlights reports on how extreme weather events, the rise in sea levels and other … Continue reading

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