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 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…

Eight new Heritage Action Zones announced at Heritage Day

John Glen, Minister for Arts, Heritage and Tourism, today announced in a speech the latest historic places that are set to be revived through the Heritage Action Zone scheme, include Grimsby, once the largest fishing port in the world, Rochdale, the birthplace of the modern co-operative movement and Stoke on Trent, home of the pottery…

Heritage Counts 2017 released!

Heritage Counts 2017 is the 16th annual survey of the state of England’s historic environment. It is produced by Historic England on behalf of the Historic Environment Forum for which the Heritage Alliance provides the secretariat.  Each year, Heritage Counts provides new insights, key statistics, and an overview of developments in the heritage sector. 2017 marks…

European Capital of Culture withdrawn from UK

The UK was scheduled to host the European Capital of Culture in 2023, building on the success of previous title-holders Glasgow and Liverpool. However, on 22 November, the European Commission wrote to DCMS stating that, in light of the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union, it considers that the selection process should immediately be discontinued.…

Spring Statement 2018 date confirmed

The Government will publish its Spring Statement on Tuesday 13 March 2018. Following the Chancellor’s announcement at Autumn Statement 2016, there will now only be one major fiscal event in each year, held in the Autumn.