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News

News and updates on the Giving to Heritage programme


Heritage Alliance seeks new Trustees

September 16, 2014

Heritage Alliance seeks new Trustees

We are looking for outstanding candidates to help build on our twelve years of rapid development as the voice of the independent heritage movement.

Three of the Alliance’s much valued Trustees are due to step down in December 2014. The Chairman Loyd Grossman is already calling on members to recommend potential candidates by 30th September.

We are looking for outstanding candidates to help build on our twelve years of rapid development as the voice of the independent heritage movement. After a skills audit earlier this summer, the Board is looking for Trustees with knowledge and skills preferably, but not exclusively, in Historic Religious Buildings, Access, Education and Interpretation, and Fundraising and/or Change Management.

Further details including the Trustee role description and the process for nomination can be found at http://www.theheritagealliance.org.uk/trustee-call-for-nomination/. These are voluntary positions but expenses will be paid. The deadline for nominations is 30th September, interviews will be held at the end of October and elections will take place during the Alliance’s AGM on 4th December. 

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Heritage Update #285 is out!

September 12, 2014

Heritage Update #285 is out!

The latest Heritage Update e-bulletin is now out Friday 12th September and emailed directly to our subscribers.

Heritage Update is our voice to, and for, the sector. The popular fortnightly e-bulletin offers policy updates, news, a consultation round-up, events / course listings and job vacancies. Update reaches an estimated 14000 mailboxes in the UK and internationally, with readers as far afield as Abu Dhabi, Antarctica, Istanbul and California.

The most recent back copy (15th August 2014) and all other archive copies can be downloaded here. To subscribe and receive a copy directly to your inbox two weeks before it’s available online, please sign-up here

Click here to read #285

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Heritage Alliance holds workshop on traditional farm buildings

September 11, 2014

Heritage Alliance holds workshop on traditional farm buildings

The future of our traditional farm buildings is at stake!

The Heritage Alliance, working through its Rural Heritage Advocacy Group and Spatial Planning Advocacy Group, invites you to attend a free workshop to discuss The Future of Traditional Farm Buildings taking place at Hendall Manor Barns in East Sussex on Monday 10th November 2014.

Traditional farm buildings provide the English countryside with a distinct sense of place, setting and local character. On some estimates, half have been lost since 1919, and they continue to be lost to dereliction in large numbers. Long-term economic, technological and demographic changes have left most farm buildings without a use, and national, European, and international policy and agricultural support have failed to provide for their maintenance. There is now a broad recognition among practitioners that a collective strategy and solution needs to be developed which will ensure that traditional farm buildings throughout the UK are not lost forever.

The day will discuss the current problems, which will be outlined by members of the specialist English Heritage Advice Team, The National Trust and Country Land and Business Association [both Alliance members]. Case studies will provide various solutions ranging from subsidy, via agri-environment schemes or otherwise, to good-quality conversion to new uses. This day will finish with a panel debate and open floor discussion which could help inform practitioners, and perhaps inform future EH good practice advice. 

The event will be taking place at the recently renovated Hendall Manor Barn which was awarded the Sussex Heritage Award in 2012 for its renovation work. For more information and to book your place, please visit The Heritage Alliance website at http://www.theheritagealliance.org.uk/the-re-use-of-traditional-farm-buildings/. Tickets will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.

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Next Heritage Alliance Debate: Heritage & Identity Newcastle, 5 November

Next Heritage Alliance Debate: Heritage & Identity Newcastle, 5 November

Come and join us for our fifth heritage debate in Birmingham!

The Heritage Alliance will be holding its fifth Heritage Debate, generously sponsored again by Ecclesiastical Insurance, at the King’s Hall, Newcastle University , NE1 7RU on 5th November.

This time our Debate explore the highly topical issue of heritage and identity – what makes you who you are – with the help of key speakers Graham Bell Secretary of Europa Nostra  and Director of the North of England Civic Trust [Alliance member], Izzy Mohammed from the Library of Birmingham and from the academic side Dr Rhiannon Mason, senior lecturer at the University’s International Centre for Cultural Studies. By then we will know the result of the Scottish referendum.

This debate will review how heritage contributes to and is used to create identity from a range of different perspectives, European, national and regional, community and individual. The panel will be led by our outstanding Chairman, Dr Loyd Grossman, before the discussion is opened up to the floor.

Registration is now open but places are limited to 130.  Registration from 6.00pm, Debate 6.30 – 8.00pm, Reception  8.00 – 9.30pm. See the draft programme at www.theheritagealliance.org.uk/events and register for this free event by clicking here to attend the event or by emailing events@theheritagealliance.org.uk by 29th October. Tickets will be by acknowledgement email.

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Heritage Update #284 is out!

August 15, 2014

Heritage Update #284 is out!

The latest Heritage Update e-bulletin is now out Friday 15th August emailed directly to our subscribers.

Heritage Update is our voice to, and for, the sector. The popular fortnightly e-bulletin offers policy updates, news, a consultation round-up, events / course listings and job vacancies. Update reaches an estimated 12500 mailboxes in the UK and internationally, with readers as far afield as Abu Dhabi, Antarctica, Istanbul and California.

The most recent back copy (01 August 2014) and all other archive copies can be downloaded here. To subscribe and receive a copy directly to your inbox two weeks before it’s available online, please sign-up here

Click here to read #284

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Heritage Update #283 is out!

August 1, 2014

Heritage Update #283 is out!

The latest Heritage Update e-bulletin is now out Friday 1st August and emailed directly to our subscribers.

Heritage Update is our voice to, and for, the sector. The popular fortnightly e-bulletin offers policy updates, news, a consultation round-up, events / course listings and job vacancies. Update reaches an estimated 12500 mailboxes in the UK and internationally, with readers as far afield as Abu Dhabi, Antarctica, Istanbul and California.

The most recent back copy (4th July 2014) and all other archive copies can be downloaded here. To subscribe and receive a copy directly to your inbox two weeks before it’s available online, please sign-up here

Click here to read #283

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Vacancy for Experienced Office Manager at Heritage Alliance

July 21, 2014

Vacancy for Experienced Office Manager at Heritage Alliance

The Heritage Alliance is looking for an experienced office manager

We are looking for an experienced office manager /bookkeeper two days a week to administer our small office of 3 staff  in the heart of Westminster. It is a busy office!

 The post covers management and administration, book keeping on QuickBooks and QuickBooks payroll administration.  The Office Manager also oversees office equipment and supplies, helps with day to day queries and is vital in maintaining our membership database and subscriptions. The Office Manager works closely with our Treasurer.

 Salary: up to £23,000 (pro rata £9200).

Working days: Mondays and Tuesdays preferred.

Closing date for applications: 5pm, 13 August.

Start date: asap.

 For the full job description and application form (cvs are not accepted), see  add webpage here for more details

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Heritage Update #282 is out!

July 18, 2014

Heritage Update #282 is out!

The latest Heritage Update e-bulletin is now out Friday 18th July and emailed directly to our subscribers.

Heritage Update is our voice to, and for, the sector. The popular fortnightly e-bulletin offers policy updates, news, a consultation round-up, events / course listings and job vacancies. Update reaches an estimated 12500 mailboxes in the UK and internationally, with readers as far afield as Abu Dhabi, Antarctica, Istanbul and California.

The most recent back copy (4th July 2014) and all other archive copies can be downloaded here. To subscribe and receive a copy directly to your inbox two weeks before it’s available online, please sign-up here

Click here to read #282

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The Power of Heritage: The Heritage Alliance’s Manifesto 2014/5

July 16, 2014

The Power of Heritage: The Heritage Alliance’s Manifesto 2014/5

The Heritage Alliance, as the voice of the independent heritage movement, has today published its Manifesto for 2014/5. The Manifesto, The Power of Heritage, calls on all political parties to commit to 12 amendments affecting national legislation and policy so that the benefits of heritage – social economic, educational and environmental – can be better realised by government, communities and individuals.

The 12 amendments range from a reduction in the rate of VAT to securing a viable future for Historic England, from promoting access to Historic Environment Records to preventing the last minute demolition of  buildings about to be listed through ‘interim protection’.

Loyd Grossman, Chairman of the Heritage Alliance, said:

"In the run-up to the General Election, we want to see heritage recognised as the national asset it so clearly is.  A range of fiscal, social and energy policies affect our heritage as well as the more obvious planning regime. We want a policy framework that encourages individuals, businesses and local authorities to realise the power of our heritage, not wreck it through ignorance or neglect". 

All 12 amendments are within the power of government and are aimed at motivating owners, managers, developers, charities and individuals to take on more responsibility for our heritage. Heritage Alliance members will be asked to use their contacts to take the manifesto and its messages to political interests and others before and after the 2015 election.  

For the manifesto see www.theheritagealliance.org.uk/manifesto. The press release is available for download here, while the online supplementary briefings are available at www.theheritagealliance.org.uk/manifesto/briefings/

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Heritage Update #281 is out!

July 4, 2014

Heritage Update #281 is out!

The latest Heritage Update e-bulletin is now out Friday 20th June emailed directly to our subscribers.

Heritage Update is our voice to, and for, the sector. The popular fortnightly e-bulletin offers policy updates, news, a consultation round-up, events / course listings and job vacancies. Update reaches an estimated 12500 mailboxes in the UK and internationally, with readers as far afield as Abu Dhabi, Antarctica, Istanbul and California.

The most recent back copy (20 June 2014) and all other archive copies can be downloaded here. To subscribe and receive a copy directly to your inbox two weeks before it’s available online, please sign-up here

Click here to read #281

 
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