IHBC South East Branch Newsletter
The South East Branch Business Plan (2007 –2010) was adopted in
2007 and needs to be updated in 2010. A survey of branch
members was carried out in 2008 and the results of this need to be
fed into the business plan. The branch business plan is available as
a pdf document (attached), and is also available at the IHBC
website. If you have any comments about the plan then please
email me at southeast@ihbc.org.uk . The review of the business plan
will be discussed at the branch AGM on 2 nd October – see below. The
survey results indicated that you wanted more CPD events (ideally
low cost or free) across the region. Since then we have organised a
‘Wattle and Daub’ training day (East Sussex), Conference on
Heritage Protection and Partnerships (Rochester, Kent), seminar on
the GPDO changes (Surrey), visits to Western Heights in Dover and
to Leeds Castle (Kent).
The long awited SPAB leaflet on Peg Tiles is at last heading to the
printers. Ray Harrison (the author and IHBC member) has agreed
the final layout with SPAB. The leaflet is a joint SPAB and Kent
Conservation Officers Group production that is being printed with
help from the South East Branch. Printed copies should be available
for distribution at the AGM.
Nationally the IHBC have completed the trial sample of CPD
assessments. It took longer than expected to receive the forms and
analyse the results. The CPD assessment will now be rolled out
across the membership generally. Therefore you may be selected
for CPD assessment in the near future. So make sure you book for
one of the events below.
Forthcoming events:
16 th July – visit to the Temple Inn of Court in London (a few places
remaining) £10
6 th August – Caterina Loriggio; Presentation on the Cultural
Olympiad and the historic environment. Westerham Village Hall at
7.00 Free. CL is a very good speaker and the Cultural Olympiad has
a fantastic range of initiatives and ideas to encourage people to
enjoy and participate in heritage based events from now to 2012.
September – date to be agreed. ‘Hands on’ training about timber
frame repairs, wattle and daub and lime plastering with Paul Reed
of Chalkdown Lime. A practical day based at a medieval barn that
Paul is in the process of repairing. Free
2 nd October – Assembly Rooms, Chichester. The annual branch
conference (and AGM); ‘Challenging Context’. Lectures on: the City
Wall conservation plan; conservation in Chichester; the modern
extension and interventions at the Pallant House gallery; and
Chichester Museum. Afternoon tour of the city wall and Pallant
House. Situated in the centre of Chichester, Pallant House Gallery is
a Queen Anne townhouse with a contemporary extension by Long &
Kentish in association with Prof. Sir Colin St. John Wilson.
The Gallery holds one of the best collections of 20th century British
art in the country.
Winter – possible CPD seminar about window renovation versus
renewal (the green facts). If interested please let me know and the
event can be organised.
David Kincaid
South East Branch Chair