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IEMA: As Labour plans to ‘slash red tape’ for economic growth, YouGov finds 3 in 5 want to increase public involvement in planning

image for illustration: Open Government Licence v3.0 With the Labour Party putting planning reform at the centre of plans for economic growth, new polling by YouGov for IEMA has found 3 in 5 of adults in Britain think there should … Continue reading

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HE & HES calls for case studies concerning properties and performance of historic paints and coatings

image for illustration Historic England (HE) and Historic Environment Scotland (HES) are calling for case studies for the theme ‘Paints and coatings for conservation: Understanding the properties and performance of historic paints and coatings and identifying appropriate contemporary options for … Continue reading

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DCMS publishes framework document for operation of NHMF from 2024-2027

The Department for Culture, Media, and Sports (DCMS) has published its framework document for the operation of the National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF) from 2024-2027, laying out the governance and funding structures of the NHMF, and its relevant duties in … Continue reading

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AIM launches new research project on ‘museum use and management of land, landscapes, green- and blue spaces’

image for illustration The Association of Independent Museums (AIM), with partners Welsh Government and National Museum Directors’ Council and support from Museums Galleries Scotland, National Lottery Heritage Fund and Arts Council England, has announced a new research project exploring museum … Continue reading

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Church architecture awards 2024: open to 22/07

The National Churches Trust has announced three awards up for grabs, all of which are run in partnership with the Ecclesiastical Architects & Surveyors Association (EASA), and closing 22 July 2024.

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RTPI Future Planners bursary in Scotland more than doubles for 2024

image for illustration: Open Government Licence v3.0 The Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) will be offering ten £5,000 RTPI Future Planners bursaries, up from £2,000 last year, to a selection of students who choose to enrol on an RTPI fully … Continue reading

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Mina Hasman appointed as new Chair of the Construction Industry Council’s Climate Change Committee

image for illustration The Construction Industry Council (CIC) has announced the appointment of Mina Hasman – Sustainability Director at Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM) – as the new Chair of the CIC Climate Change Committee, succeeding Stephen Hodder MBE, who … Continue reading

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National Retrofit Hub calls on professionals, etc. to contribute knowledge on International Retrofit Delivery Models

image for illustration The National Retrofit Hub is calling on professionals, researchers and practitioners to contribute their knowledge on International Retrofit Delivery Models.

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From Risk to Resource: Save’s Buildings at Risk New Entries 2024

SAVE Britain’s Heritage is today adding 86 new entries to our Buildings at Risk register.  The full list of new entries can be reviewed or downloaded at the bottom of the page.

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SPAB announces opening of Sustainable Heritage Award entries for 2024, to 31/07

The Society for the Preservation of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) has announced the 2024 Sustainable Heritage Award, sponsored by Keymer Handmade Tiles, which ‘celebrates sensitive, sympathetic and sustainable upgrades and repairs to traditional buildings’, closing 31/07.

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Traditional Building Cultures Foundation announces 2024 Building Arts Awards Winners

image for illustration: Open Government Licence v3.0 For the eighth consecutive year, the Building Arts Awards, endowed with €40,000, have been granted to four outstanding craftspeople.

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Interested in serving as a co-opted IHBC trustee? With our new Board in place, we’re seeking a trustee with early/mid-career, diversity and/or local authority profiles

With our new 2024 IHBC Board in place, and our plans to enhance representation, we’re seeking a new co-opted trustee to extend our top-level ties across any or all agreed priority areas: early/mid-career; diversity and/or local authority roles.

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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 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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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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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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