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Durham World Heritage Site Architecture and Conservation Series: October Lecture

Please see the message below regarding the next World Heritage Architecture and Conservation Series Lecture:

Dear all,                                                                                             
 
Please find below the details of our Architecture and Conservation Series lecture for October.
I very much hope you will be able to attend.
 
World Heritage Site Architecture and Conservation Series 2015
 
October Lecture
                                                                                                                 
Wednesday 21st October 2015, 6.30pm
Venue: Room PG20 Pemberton Building, Palace Green, Durham
 
 
DAVID DE HAAN
“The Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site”

Among the first group of designations in Britain were Durham and the Ironbridge Gorge, the latter being the first industrial site in a country that set in train the Industrial Revolution which heralded the modern world. David de Haan, one of the retired Directors at the Ironbridge Gorge Museum, will look at the World Heritage Site, what was there and how the area was restored. The lecture will present the history, the decline and dereliction that preceded the restoration, and the interpretation and conservation that made possible the WHS nomination. It will also look at the management issues and the visitor profile so that parallels can be drawn.
David is a museum professional with 45 years’ experience, including 8 years at the Science Museum in London and 34 at the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust, where he still works as a volunteer. He managed the Ironbridge Institute’s Heritage Management programme from 1998 and the Museums Management programme from 2001 until his retirement in 2012. He was also responsible for the restoration, interpretation and management of many of the museum sites in Ironbridge. A past Fellow of the Museums Association, past Council Member of the Newcomen Society, and Honorary Secretary of the Association for Industrial Archaeology, David is an acknowledged expert on the Iron Bridge, the 1851 Exhibition and the Art of the Industrial Revolution.
 
The talk will be followed by a drinks reception in the World Heritage Site Visitor Centre.
 
Please book your place by writing to Raffaella Aliprandi at raffaella.aliprandi@durham.ac.uk.
Would you also let me know whether or not you will be attending the reception afterwards, for catering purposes. 
  
 
Please don’t forget to circulate this email to whoever you think might be interested. 
I am looking forward to seeing you at the lecture.
 
 
Kind regards, 
 
Raffaella Aliprandi
Architecture and Conservation Series Organiser

 

 

Durham World Heritage Site Architecture and Conservation Series: September Lecture

Please see the message below regarding the next World Heritage Architecture and Conservation Series Lecture:

Dear all,                                                                                             
 
Please find below the details of our Architecture and Conservation Series lecture for September.
I very much hope you will be able to attend.
 
World Heritage Site Architecture and Conservation Series 2015
 
September Lecture
                                                                                                                 
Monday 14th September 2015, 6.30pm
Venue: Room PG20 Pemberton Building, Palace Green, Durham
 
 
 
CAROLINE HARDIE
“Breathing New Life Into Old Buildings: Sustainable
Solutions for Significant Places”
 
Heritage assets including historic buildings have their own intrinsic value or significance, and understanding that significance is crucial to informing their reuse, adaption or extension to meet 21st century needs. This talk will highlight examples where significance has delivered the unexpected, confirmed designs or inspired new ones. It will show how it can help to breathe new life into old buildings and their wider environs.

Caroline Hardie is a local heritage consultant with Archaeo-Environment, which she founded in 2003. She provides high quality planning advice on all aspects of the historic environment and prepares Conservation Management Plans, Statements of Significance, Heritage Assessments and Conservation Area Appraisals throughout the UK. She has also worked on historic landscape characterisation, ancient monuments protection and the current Lake District National Park bid for World Heritage Status. Prior to her work in the private sector she was the Head of Conservation and the County Archaeologist for Northumberland County Council. She is a Member of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation and a Member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists.
 
 
The talk will be followed by a drinks reception in the World Heritage Site Centre.
 
Please book your place by writing to Raffaella Aliprandi at raffaella.aliprandi@durham.ac.uk.
Would you also let me know whether or not you will be attending the reception afterwards, for catering purposes. 
  
 
Please don’t forget to circulate this email to whoever you think might be interested. 
I am looking forward to seeing you at the lecture.
 
 
Kind regards, 
 
Raffaella Aliprandi

North Yorkshire Archaeology Service at Risk

North Yorkshire Archaeology Service at Risk
Budget cuts threaten Historic Environment Team, Archaeological and Environmental Services | Find out what you can do

The future of the North Yorkshire County Council historic environment team is at risk after new budget cuts at North Yorkshire County Council, agreed last month, which include a reduction of over £470,000 in the budget for Waste and Countryside Services. This will include a reduction of £155,000 in staff costs for waste, archaeology, biodiversity and ecology services over the next year (2014/15).

The historic environment team currently employs four members of staff, including an HER officer, and provides archaeological guidance to local planning authorities, developers, residents and land owners. They also maintain the county historic environment record.

“These cuts are part of Council measures to cut their overall budget
by £94 million over 4 years (to the end of March 2015)
with additional cuts of up to £73 million
anticipated for the period 2015-19.”

The main roles of the archaeological service are to:

  • Provide archaeological advice to local planning authorities;
  • Provide pre-planning guidance to developers and residents, and archaeological advice to landowners and agents;
  • Provide guidance on archaeological work across the county, including commercial and community-led excavations;
  • Maintain and manage heritage information and access to it (including curating the North Yorkshire Historic Environment Record);
  • Promote the historic environment of the region.

The service covers the county of North Yorkshire outside of the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors National Parks. North Yorkshire is the largest county in Britain and has a significant and diverse archaeological heritage.

“As seen in other parts of the country e.g. in Worcestershire) archaeology services have the potential to generate income through commercial work,  service charges and grant-funded projects. However, without sufficient staff in post to put this into practice, the service is likely to be increasingly vulnerable to cuts in future (which is a particular worry considering the anticipated budget cuts predicted by the Council over the next 4-5 years).”

What to do now

  • Read this short briefing document prepared by the Council for British Archaeology (PDF format, 2 pages).
  • If you are resident (and vote) in North Yorkshire write to your Councillor and consider writing to your MP.
    Keep your letter short, to the point, empathetic to the challenges facing councils, and polite. Always identify yourself and that you are one of the people they represent. Your voice counts more if they think you vote for them.
    See some more advice on How to Communicate with Your Elected Representative Effectively.
  • Find details of the County Councillor for your area via the council’s website: http://democracy.northyorks.gov.uk/Committees.aspx?councillors=1
  • Please share this message with other interested groups in North Yorkshire.
  • The CBA will be writing to John Weighell, the Council Leader.

Consultations

NEW CONSULTATIONS OPEN:
Draft Tynemouth Village Conservation Area Management Strategy Supplementary Planning Document will be available for you to view and comment between the following dates:

Start date: 07/02/14 15:40

End date: 07/03/14 17:10

Please select the following link to view this event:

http://northtyneside-consult.limehouse.co.uk/portal/tynemouth_village_cams

Please find below a notification letter regarding a consultation into the Schedule of Main Modifications proposed to the Allerdale Local Plan (Part 1) following the hearings which were held in the last week of January and first week of February 2014.

The consultation commences on Friday 14th February 2014 for a six week period, expiring on Friday 28 March 2014.