Daily Archives: 22/12/2023

IHBC’s Christmas Greetings & Reflections from the Chair

IHBC’s Chair David McDonald has offered seasonal greetings from the IHBC to all IHBC members and NewsBlog readers, alongside brief, headline reflections on 2023 and 2024.

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Serious about your career? Sign up to IHBC’s ‘Jobs etc.’, for new opportunities across diverse roles, disciplines, specialisms and levels

To help connect employers’ needs and practitioners’ skills, the IHBC regularly updates NewsBlog readers on the wide-ranging opportunities on our ‘IHBC Jobs etc.’ service, so be sure to sign up for free alerts and ‘stay ahead’ with the our unique … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Applying BSI’s PAS 2035:2023…’ webinar out on YouTube, from John Edwards, for IHBC’s Technical panel, #IHBCReading2024 and more

The recent webinar by IHBC’s Technical Panel lead, John  Edwards, on ‘Applying BSI’s PAS 2035:2023…’ – a free learning event also part of the pre-School programme for IHBC’s Reading School 2024,  #IHBCReading2024, on ‘Place & Building Care: Finance, policy & … Continue reading

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REMINDER – IHBC launches Reading School Homepage & contact point: ‘Place & Building Care…’ with bookings to open in 2024 – #IHBCReading2024

The IHBC is delighted to launch the Reading 2024 website homepage resource so soon – helping early promotion and interest in the School. #IHBCReading2024 – as critical CPD for anyone interested in ‘Place & Building Care…’, with a diverse programme … Continue reading

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REMINDER – IHBC seeks paid expert leads for priority new topics in Branch CPD training: ‘Fire Protection’, ‘Enforcement’ and ‘Placemaking & Design Codes’: Closing 6 January 2024

The IHBC is seeking ‘expressions of interest’ from nationally recognised lead conservation experts in three new priority areas: ‘Fire Protection & Regulations’, ‘Enforcement’, and ‘Placemaking & Design Codes’ as it expands the IHBC Branch CPD training pilot, which funds locally … Continue reading

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IHBC’s HESPR pick from £352K works: Welsh Council seeks Conservation Architect etc. services, closing 19/01, valued £70K

The IHBC’s heritage business register HESPR – our Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition quality assurance service – emails members regular ‘News and Tender Alerts’, and the IHBC Director’s new pick from these features the call from a Welsh Council for … Continue reading

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IHBC features ‘Heritage from the Doorstep’:  Why a Welsh council doesn’t want part of Wales to become nation’s next National Park

The Welsh Government has asked Natural Resources Wales (NRW) to investigate setting up a national park in north east Wales but The Daily Post reports that the plans will be opposed by Powys County Council. image for illustration by Natural … Continue reading

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Revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) for England issued

The revised National Planning Policy Framework sets out government’s planning policies for England and how these are expected to be applied. image for illustration: Open Government Licence v3.0

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Climate Heritage Network: Reaction to outcomes of COP28

COP28 has delivered the most significant outcome for culture in COP history, the Climate Heritage Network (CHN) argues, commending countries (including COP28 host the United Arab Emirates) for unprecedented political commitment to engage with cultural heritage.

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National Landscapes Association: All designated AONBs became National Landscapes from 22/11

On Wednesday 22 November all designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs) in England and Wales became National Landscapes. image for illustration: Peter Badcock

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HES: Annual Report 2022-23 now published

The Annual Report for Historic Environment Scotland (HES) offers updates as well as outlining HES’s commitments across a number of key agendas.

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Sussex Heritage Trust: Bursary Scheme

The Sussex Heritage Trust bursaries aim to increase and enhance the educational opportunities for young people and people from all walks of life based in Sussex, who are or hope to be in the construction and/or building conservation industry. image: … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the global doorstep’: Chair of Commonwealth Heritage Forum on ‘Conserving heritage sites in Guyana’

A recent visit to Guyana by Commonwealth Heritage Forum Chairman Francis Maude and CEO Philip Davies has highlighted the urgency for action to preserve and enhance the varied heritage of this little visited nation. image for illustration: St George’s Cathedral, … Continue reading

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