£400 savings on ESC Level 3 courses on ‘Energy Efficiency in Older and Traditional Buildings’ to mid-June, 29-30/05 & 10-11/06

The Environment Study Centre (ESC) has been offered funding to deliver two more courses at a hugely reduced cost saving £400 per place.

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Job Vacancy: General Secretary of ICOMOS-UK – Voluntary + expenses, closing 17 May

ICOMOS-UK is recruiting for a new General Secretary, a voluntary role for which expenses are paid, with closing date for the application is 17 May 2024.

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CAMRA urges Government to support Heritage Pub Bill to stop another Crooked House scandal, with ‘stronger planning enforcement laws’

The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) is urging the Government to throw its support behind a new law proposed on 24 April to better protect community pubs in the wake of the Crooked House scandal.

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James Hughes appointed new Director of the Victorian Society

The Victorian Society has announced James Hughes as its new Director.

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HES reports on ongoing conservation works at its sites

Historic Environment Scotland (HES) has reported on its inspection programme, to help prioritise conservation requirements nationwide for heritage in Scotland’s changing climate.

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Historic England Awards £400,000 to Ushaw for Emergency Repair Works

Historic England has given £400,000 for emergency works to safeguard a fire-damaged former Catholic chapel in County Durham from further deterioration.

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IHBC features ‘Heritage from the global doorstep’: European cities driving change through URBACT Action Planning Networks

European cities are driving change through the URBACT Action Planning Networks – and URBACT urges all to check out the areas of action and the latest updates.

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IHBC’s FREE Pre-Conference CPD webinar series for #IHBCReading2024 School continues: ‘Reading Abbey Revealed’ (10/5), Munstead Wood (16/05) & Reading’s changes (24/05)

The IHBC is delighted to announce 3 more free #IHBCReading2024 pre-conference CPD webinars in our exploration of ‘Place & Building Care…’, targeting IHBC’s ‘Management’ Area of Competence across conservation practice and historic estate management.

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Reserve your place at IHBC’s 2024 School #IHBCReading2024: Place and building care across 4 days, from £30+VAT for Virtual Day School

Secure your place at the IHBC’s 2024 Annual School, taking place online and in person in Reading, across 12/13-15 June, and centred on our blended Day School (14 June), with the Virtual School launch at IHBC’s MarketPlace:LIVE (12 June), all offering IHBC-recognised CPD, in person and online, from £30+VAT. Continue reading

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IHBC’s new CPD Circular now out: Easy access to training, awards & more – from free pre-conference Reading School webinars, to retrofit (Quaker), regen (Bishop Auckland), BNG & more

IHBC’s CPD Circular for May offers the usual accessible Continuing Professional Development (CPD) opportunities for conservation professionals, and this month highlights #IHBCReading2024 School-themed pre-conference events, from enforcement to heritage estates, as well as some stunning Branch events to complement our networks’ CPD offerings. Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Technology’ Competence signpost: Government harnesses AI to improve public project delivery

A new framework sets out how Artificial Intelligence will be harnessed to boost productivity in public project delivery.

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IHBC’s HESPR ‘Special Interest News’ reminder: ALL HESPR members’ staff get IHBC member rate at #IHBCReading2024 Virtual School, 14 June, only £30+VAT

IHBC’s heritage business register HESPR – our Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition quality assurance scheme for heritage services – emails members weekly ‘News and Tender Alerts’, and this week again features IHBC’s School offer to HESPR members of IHBC member rate to the #IHBCReading2024 Virtual School on 14 June: only £30+VAT.

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IHBC features ‘Heritage from the (construction) doorstep’: Housing plans unveiled for King’s Arms Hotel in Irvine

Local residents, businesses and other interested parties have been invited to a ‘Meet the Builder’ event to view plans for the redevelopment as housing of the historic King’s Arms Hotel in Irvine, reports ScottishConstructionNow.

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HE updates on Levelling-Up and Regeneration Act Regulations

Historic England’s latest monthly ‘Planning Bulletin’ highlights some of the recent and forthcoming developments in the world of planning from a heritage perspective, including this month on Levelling-up and Regeneration Act 2023.

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UK Government saves six vital community spaces from closure in Wales

Six vital community assets in Wales have been saved from closure, thanks to £3.1m announced by the UK Government.

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Housing Made for Everyone (HoME) coalition seeks cure for ‘shortage of accessible and adaptable homes’

The Centre for Better Ageing has highlighted a coalition of nine charities and housing organisations calling for urgent action to tackle the UK’s acute and growing shortage of accessible and adaptable homes.

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RTPI supports Government’s drive to deliver more homes on brownfield land

logoThe Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) has expressed its support for the government to build more homes on brownfield land but warns that new urban brownfield schemes must be closely monitored.

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RAAC discovered in 18 Scottish universities and colleges

Potentially dangerous reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (RAAC) has now been found in the buildings of 18 universities and colleges in Scotland.

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IHBC features ‘Heritage from the global doorstep’: New report on value of heritage in Victoria by IHBC Member Kate Clark

The Heritage Council Victoria marks 50 years of the Victorian Heritage Register 1974-2024.

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IHBC’s 2024 AGM concludes with overwhelming support for ‘next steps’ in petition for charter exploration: ‘Preparing a Memorandum for the Privy Council Office’

The IHBC’s 2024 Annual General Meeting (AGM) registered overwhelming support from voting members for the ‘next steps’ in the Institute’s petition for charter exploration, rounding off formal business prefaced by an insightful historical analysis of heating, homes and climate change by Dr Robyn Pender, part of our pre-conference #IHBCReading2024 CPD.

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Reserve your place at IHBC’s 2024 School #IHBCReading2024: ‘Place and building care’ across 4 days, from £30+VAT for Virtual Day School

Secure your place at the IHBC’s 2024 Annual School, taking place online and in person in Reading, across 12/13-15 June, and centred on our blended Day School (14 June), with the Virtual School launch at IHBC’s MarketPlace:LIVE (12 June), all offering IHBC-recognised CPD, in person and online, from £30+VAT. Continue reading

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IHBC’s Chair welcomes Carole Souter CBE as THA’s new Chair of Trustees

On behalf of the IHBC, Chair David McDonald, has warmly welcomed the appointment of Carole Souter CBE as the new Chair of Trustees at The Heritage Alliance (THA), succeeding Acting Chair Ingrid Samuel OBE. Continue reading

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Your guidance for #IHBCReading2024 School CPD focus, including ‘Legislation & Policy’ + ‘Finance & Economics’, 12/13-15 June, from £30+VAT

The IHBC’s initial CPD guidance tied to the exploration of ‘Place & Building Care…’ at our #IHBCReading2024 School (June 12/13-15; Day School June 14) highlights the focus on priority, ‘hard to access’ CPD across our practice areas – the Competences – with options from the low-cost, easy-access ‘Virtual’ School (including recordings), from £30+VAT, to our Full Residential School, with tours, Thursday reception and Friday Annual Dinner.

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IHBC’s volunteering spotlight: AHF seeks up to three new Trustees, including Chair of Audit and Risk Committee, to 31 May

The Architectural Heritage Fund Is looking for up to three new Trustees, including a Chair of its Audit and Risk Committee, as well as a trustee with skills potentially including conservation and heritage/community led regeneration, closing 31 May.

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IHBC’s HESPR pick from £400K+ works this week: Heritage estate body seeks Landscape Architect for woodland landscape, to 24/05

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 pick this week is a call from a heritage estate body with global reach for a Landscape Architect to create a woodland landscape, to 24/05.

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