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Heritage at Risk; a new survey in South Tyneside

We are looking for local volunteers in South Tyneside to help carry out a buildings at risk survey of all grade II listed buildings in the borough. Full training will be given and no experience is necessary. The surveys are external only, looking at the main elements of the building or structure. If you can spare a few days between late March and early June, and would like to get involved, please get in touch on 0191 232 9279 or email Rose Lord - Projects Officer

Durham CPD Event May 2015

Advance notice of a fantastic CPD event taking place at Durham Cathedral. Includes a scaffold tour of the Cloister! More information and booking details below.

Training and Events in Cumbria

Lots of events coming up in Cumbria, with Solway Wetlands Landscape Partnership and Whitehaven THI, click on the link below for more info.

February Newsflash!

Our February HSI Newsflash is out; click on the link below to read it!

Civic Voice - War Memorials Project

Volunteer Workshop - Wednesday 4th March

Civic Voice, in partnership with English Heritage, the War Memorials Trust and the Imperial War Museum, is asking for volunteers to carry out condition surveys of their local war memorials. This will provide an overall picture of the condition of memorials throughout England and enable funding to be directed to those in need of conservation. Volunteers will also be encouraged to apply to have their local memorials listed, giving them protection for the future. A series of workshops is being organised to provide volunteers with all the necessary training and on-going support will be provided by Civic Voice and the War Memorials Trust.

A programme of workshops is being organised across England and one is taking place on Wednesday 4th March in Gateshead, at the Salvation Army Community Church. It will provide volunteers with the opportunity to discuss the project and find out how to identify and record the condition of their local war memorials. From the workshop volunteers will gain:

• Background information about the project
• Training to undertake a condition survey.
• Training on how to record survey results on the War Memorials Online website
• The chance to meet staff from the War Memorials Trust
• The chance to ask questions
• A resource pack containing all the necessary information to get you started.

For more information or to book a place on the workshop please use the links below:

SPAB Working Party

SPAB run an annual Work Party each July for individuals, schools, apprentices and volunteers. The week is a mixture of hands on practical work with training and supervision. This year the Work Party will be held on the 5 - 11 July in West Sussex. For more information or to see highlights of last years event, please see the SPAB's website.