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IHBC to launch Affiliate Fast-Track Pilot for Local Authority conservation staff (with personal guidance too): Open to applicants from 15/07 to 30/08/2024, so pass the word!

The IHBC will soon launch a new Affiliate Fast-Track Pilot – developed from recent pilots – specifically aimed at helping existing Local Authority heritage, planning and conservation staff progress from Supporter to Affiliate membership, and maybe beyond, with applications closing … Continue reading

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‘Politics is not an exact science’… so what does the political future hold for heritage? Free CPD open to all IHBC member categories, online on Thursday 11July, from 4.00 pm

With the General Election upon us now we look past it and into the future with Lizzie Glithero-West, Chief Executive of The Heritage Alliance, who will provide insight into the thinking of the new government.

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IHBC’s ‘Professional’ spotlight: ‘Work as a building conservation officer in an English LPA? This HE initiative could be for you… ’

image for illustration Historic England (HE) will soon launch a new online community of practice aimed at local authority heritage staff, and there is an opportunity in July for any Conservation Officer(s) – or equivalent – working in a local … Continue reading

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IHBC to be represented at Housing Cymru conference and exhibition 11 July 2024 – Charities etc. FREE!

IHBC Technical Panel Chair Professor John Edwards will share the stage with Jill Fairweather of Cadw and natural insulation product manufacturers to talk about the need for a more informed approach towards retrofit and insulation of traditional building.

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IHBC Signpost: Government guidance on Registered Building Inspectors (England and Wales)

image for illustration Find out the classes of building inspectors, the competencies needed and how to register as a building inspector in England and Wales.

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IHBC features ‘Heritage from the (council) doorstep’: Landlord and company fined for planning violations

A Bedford landlord has been found guilty of multiple planning enforcement violations reports Bedford Borough Council.

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IHBC’s HESPR pick from £1.5M works this week: Diocese seeks expert guidance on heritage values in planning context, closing 24/07

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 an English Diocese for expert … Continue reading

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BSI seeks Committee Chair for B/209 ‘General design and construction standards’

British Standards Institution (BSI) is looking for a new committee chair for B/209 ‘General design and construction standards’.

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HE opens national blue plaque scheme for public now to make a nomination: to 28/07

image: HE Historic England (HE) has announced that the national blue plaque scheme is now open for public nominations, with a 2024 deadline of Sunday 28 July.

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Vic Soc says: Happy Birthday, George Edmund Street! Gala Dinner for members & guests starts fundraising in bicentenary year

Guests and Victorian Society (Vic Soc) staff joined the Revd Lis Goddard and the team of St James the Less to mark G E Street’s bicentenary with a gala fundraising dinner to ‘restore Street’s first commission in London’.

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IHBC features ‘Heritage from the Global doorstep’: Frank Lloyd Wright Wisconsin theatre reopens after five-year restoration

image for illustration: Hillside Theatre by Marykeiran, CC BY-SA 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons The Hillside Theatre by Frank Lloyd Wright in Wisconsin has reopened following an extensive five-year restoration that addressed ‘significant structural and functional challenges’.

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‘Politics is not an exact science’… so what does the political future hold for heritage? Free CPD open to all IHBC member categories, online on Thursday 11July, from 4.00 pm

With the General Election upon us now we look past it and into the future with Lizzie Glithero-West, Chief Executive of The Heritage Alliance, who will provide insight into the thinking of the new government.

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IHBC to be represented at Housing Cymru conference and exhibition 11 July 2024 – Charities etc. FREE!

IHBC Technical Panel Chair Professor John Edwards will share the stage with Jill Fairweather of Cadw and natural insulation product manufacturers to talk about the need for a more informed approach towards retrofit and insulation of traditional building. Professor Edwards … Continue reading

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IHBC’s HESPR ‘Special Interest News’: IHBC on special Reading School offer to HESPR members

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 features the IHBC’s special offer to HESPR members offering all their … Continue reading

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IHBC features ‘Heritage from the (construction) doorstep’: Listing status secures long-term future of Glasgow art deco cinema

image for illustration: emma mykytyn / Old Mecca/Vogue Cinema, Balmore Road, Glasgow An art deco former cinema that was saved from demolition after a last-minute intervention by Glasgow City Council has now been added to the list of Scotland’s protected buildings, reports … Continue reading

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BEFS Director Ailsa Macfarlane stands down in July, with interim Director Hazel Johnson from August

In mid-July, BEFS will bid farewell to Director Ailsa Macfarlane as she takes up a new role as Head of National and International Partnerships for National Museums Scotland. BEFS writes: … During her 7 years at BEFS, first in Policy … Continue reading

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Planning red tape slashed for farmers

image: Open Government Licence v3.0 GOV.UK writes: Farmers will be able to convert their unused buildings into new homes and shops thanks to new planning laws coming into effect today. The major changes give farmers across England greater freedoms to … Continue reading

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Cultural Learning Alliance: Annual Report Card 2024 published on 21 May 2024

image: Open Government Licence v3.0 On 21 May 2024 the Cultural Learning Alliance (CLA) published its first CLA annual Report Card, written by Baz Ramaiah, CLA Policy Associate and Head of Policy at the Centre for Education and Youth. … … Continue reading

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Scotland’s planning system cannot be fixed by fees alone, warns RTPI Scotland

The Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) Scotland has released its response to the Investing in Planning consultation, noting the consultation’s reliance on planning fees, which the Institute states will not be a silver bullet to fixing the planning system. … … Continue reading

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IHBC’s 2024 Yearbook now out, Part 1: Officers’ updates, with IHBC & members lauded in EH Chair’s foreword – as ‘long been at the vanguard of conservation’

The IHBC’s 2024 Yearbook has been issued in partnership with Cathedral Communications, as the essential sector guide, reference and update for 2024, with a foreword by Gerard Lemos CMG CBE, Chair of English Heritage and opening speaker at our Reading … Continue reading

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IHBC to be represented at Housing Cymru conference and exhibition 11 July 2024 – Charities etc. FREE!

IHBC Technical Panel Chair Professor John Edwards will share the stage with Jill Fairweather of Cadw and natural insulation product manufacturers to talk about the need for a more informed approach towards retrofit and insulation of traditional building.

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IHBC ‘Professional’ Signpost from Designing Buildings: Construction industry ‘ramps up for the general election’

On May 22, 2024, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak announced he was calling for a general election so Designing Buildings is offering a brief look at some of the reactions. image: Open Government Licence v3.0

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IHBC’s HESPR pick from £1.7Mn works this week: Council & Crown seek urban designers’ proposals for ‘transformational’ work, to 07/08 and valued £1.6Mn

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 council and the Crown … Continue reading

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IHBC features ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Milford-on-Sea’s beach huts to be finally removed by council

Beach huts at Milford-on-Sea wrecked by stormy weather will be removed, New Forest District Council (NFDC) has said, reports The Daily Echo. image for illustration

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IHBC features ‘Heritage from the (ecclesiastical) doorstep’: Guilford Cathedral fundraising to repair iconic glass panes damaged by vandals completes, as artist sought

Guilford Cathedral is seeking artist via the ender process to repair John Hutton’s Angel Door of the Cathedral. image Guildford Cathedral

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