- Historic Environment Forum (HEF)
The Heritage Alliance provides the secretariat for the Historic Environment Forum (HEF). The HEF is the top level cross-sectoral committee, bringing together chief executives and policy officers from public and non-government heritage bodies to co-ordinate initiatives such as the annual audit of the historic environment - Heritage Counts - and to strengthen advocacy work and communications. Click here for a list of HEF members and to download HEF submissions and minutes.
- Joint Committee of National Amenity Societies
This brings together the national amenity society charged under the 1968 Town and Country Planning Act to advise on applications for listed building consent to demolish listed buildings in whole or in part in England and Wales. They are the Ancient Monuments Society, Civic Trust, Council for British Archaeology, Garden History Society (for registered gardens) Georgian Group, Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings, Victorian Society and Twentieth Century Society. The Joint Committee meets six times a year to discuss consultation papers, changes in policy and law, taxation and other matters.
- The Archaeology Forum
TAF is a grouping of independent bodies concerned with the archaeological investigation, management and interpretation of the UK’s historic environment – both buried remains and standing structures. The Forum provides an opportunity for institutions to discuss matters of common concern, with the intention of establishing shared positions and promoting clear and consistent messages from archaeological practitioners and other stakeholders. It works in a joined-up way with others in the historic environment sector through other umbrella organisations like Heritage Link, HEREC, Built Environment Forum Scotland and Wales Environment Link. The Forum also supports the work of the All Party Parliamentary Archaeology Group.
GreenLINK brings together, at a national level, organisations that are active in the parks and green space sector. GreenLINK provides an open forum where knowledge can be shared, duplication can be avoided and robust and effective responses to challenges that impact on the sector can be jointly developed. Participating organisations include charities and trusts, social enterprises and other non-governmental bodies. Government Agencies and non-departmental public bodies attend as observers, expanding access to information and resources and making useful connections across different government departments, agendas and initiatives.GreenLINK meets quarterly, with secretariat provided by GreenSpace.