Heritage Minister John Glen announces new Heritage Council at Heritage Day

The Heritage Minister, John Glen, chose The Heritage Alliance’s annual Heritage Day to launch his Heritage Statement.  The Minister also kindly said ‘I commend the work of the Heritage Alliance. We are very fortunate to have Loyd, Lizzie and the rest of the team doing the great work that they do for our heritage and for…

The next Heritage Update

Due to our closure between Christmas and the new year, staff holiday and an office move, the next Heritage Update will be sent on the 25th January.  Apologies for any difficulties this will cause.

The Historic Religious Buildings Alliance’s Big Update a big success

Over 100 people gathered on 6th December at the St Alban’s Conference Centre for HRBA’s Big Update. The day started with a much appreciated appearance from John Glen MP, Heritage Minister, who expressed his support for church buildings and confirmed that the LPWGS would continue to at least March 2020. Becky Clark, Director Cathedral and…

Heritage 2020 at Heritage Day

Mike Heyworth, Chair of the Heritage 2020 HEF subcommittee, gave an overview of the variety of recent Heritage 2020 activity to a capacity gathering at The Heritage Alliance’s annual Heritage Day. He spoke about the range of organisations that work together through the five Heritage 2020 working groups and gave examples of the Public Engagement…

#HeritageChat – Heritage and the High Street

The next session will take place on 21 December 13.00-14.00 on the theme ‘Heritage and the High Street – which way now?’ This topic links to the work of the Heritage 2020 Constructive Conservation and Sustainable Management group (find out more) and follows a workshop that the group ran on the same topic on 6…

Bates Wells Braithwaite joins the Heritage Alliance as a legal partner

The Heritage Alliance is delighted to welcome Bates Wells Braithwaite (BWB) as a legal partner. BWB  is one of the UK’s leading law firms for charities and social enterprises, ranked in the top tier nationally by legal directories Chambers UK and Legal 500. BWB is not only home to charity and commercial law experts, but…

Seminar – Heritage and the High Street: Which Way Now?

Wednesday 6 December, Trowers & Hamlins, Birmingham The future of our historic high streets is a key concern for the heritage sector as well as local communities, businesses and investors; it is also a Heritage 2020 priority. The Heritage 2020 Constructive Conservation and Sustainable Management Working Group is holding a seminar on the topic, to consider where…

Accessibility action plan consultation response

The Heritage Alliance has responded to the Department for Transport’s accessibility action plan. We raised a general issue in relation to accessibility – the lack of public transport in ‘the final mile’. This is a serious issue for some parts of the heritage sector’s ability to cater for disabled people and others who rely on to public…