London’s membership is diversified with representatives from most 33 boroughs, national organisations and associations; and from architects, planners and other professionals of the buildings industry.
This diversity is very important to our membership. It gives us the opportunity to share and develop our knowledge by having meaningful debates, presentations and discussions. In addition to a regular newsletter, we have set-up a Yahoo group e-mail to communicate efficiently between members.
With our members continuous professional development in mind, we organise various events, visits, talks and a yearly conference. Your input to any of those is encouraged, so please do not hesitate to contact any of the committee members to discuss your suggestions.
Finally, if you are interested in becoming a member and would like to discuss the entry requirements informally, please contact us.
If you wish to suggest a speaker or subject for a talk, or if you have worked on a site you could take a group on, please contact our events organiser, Christine White at Christine.White@enfield.gov.uk
If you cannot see the flyer below download here
Conservation Officers Group (COG)
We are currently looking at organising a COG event on Archaeology, so watch this space…
We recently conducted an event in partnership with HLT and EH with presentations on the heritage protection, HAP and subterranean developments, and our previous COG event was on the ecclesiastical exemption with talks and workshops by Nick Chapple (English Heritage), Peter Aiers and Charles Smith (Diocese of London), Colin Kerr (Molyneux Kerr Architects) and Timothy Jones (London Diocese Advisory Committee and English Heritage).
We regularly organise a special seminar on a specific subject especially relevant to conservation officers. If you wish to help coordinating the next COG seminar, please contact the secretary or chairman.
The London Branch committee has organised very successful conferences over the last few years.
In 2012 - The Inside Story: Dealing with Historic Interiors (link to website)
In 2011 - Challenging Conservation: Heritage at the Crossroads (link to website)
In 2008 - Tall storeys - do high buildings complement the historic environment (link to flyer, PDF)
In 2007 - Renewable energy and the historic environment. (link to flyer, PDF)
In 2006 - Retail Therapy, Heritage and Urban Design in Town Centres. (link to flyer, PDF)