2014 news articles

Kellogg College, host of HTVF, opens new Passivhaus College Hub!

After much anticipation, the Kellogg College Hub opened its doors for business on Tuesday 2 May. The Hub will be the heart of the College, an informal space open to all College members that is home to the Common Room and Café. Students, Fellows and staff are invited to join us to celebrate this landmark occasion. While you’re there, check out the great range of sandwiches, salads, paninis, coffee, and much more. Read more here: http://www.kellogg.ox.ac.uk/events/the-college-hub-opens-for-business/

We are delighted to announce the appointment of our new HTVF Team, starting in April!

We are absolutely delighted to annunce the appointment of our new HTVF Team, starting in April.

 

Louise Thomas, of Thomas Design Regeneration & Consultation Ltd (TDR), will be heading the team as our new Director, and is loooking forward to the new era of the newly formed and incorporated Historic Towns & Villages Forum.

 

Meanwhile,our current Director,  Dr Noël James, is moving to MIlton Keynes to take on the role of CEO of the Milton Keynes City Discovery Centre, an educational charity that houses the original Milton Keynes Development Corporation Archive.


We wish them both very well indeed!

 

It's all about Growth - major Oxford event 12/13 September!

 

The pressure on Britain's historic towns - unaffordable housing, congestion and pollution, and an ageing population - are leading to demands for 'smarter growth. Thee can include urban extensions and even new garden cities, and the possibility of using New Town Development Corporations to mobilise resources. THere have been calls for fundamental rethinking on green bets, as well as countervailing lobbies to keep historic cities small.

This symposium will draw together lessons from leading examples of recent growth in both the UK and Europe. It will enable local politicians, officers and professional practitioners to discuss how to sevure qualityinvestment while improvng both the built and the natural enviroment. Key themes  will include funding local infrastructure, working with Local Authorities, and securing quality.

 

For more infomration and to book your place: http://www.historictowns.org/node/1533

New Vacancy - Heritage Learning and Community Engagement Officer

 

    Heritage Learning and Community Engagement Officer               

    P01, Part time 21 hours pro rata

    £29,727 – £31,368 pro rata

    2 years fixed term

    

Based at Bruce Castle Museum

 

Job Ref: HWK/5635

 

About the role

We are seeking an engaging heritage professional with experience of community engagement to deliver the Activity Plan for Haringey’s £2.3 million Heritage Lottery funded Townscape Heritage Initiative. Learning activities will be linked to the restoration of 28 historic buildings in North Tottenham as part of the wider regeneration of the area.

Building enthusiasm for the historic environment among businesses and the wider community will help sustain the conservation improvements. You will liaise with local schools, colleges, community organisations, traders and artists to create a range of learning events and resources. You will coordinate volunteer involvement and assist with recruiting and training Heritage Champions.

Find out more at http://www.haringey.gov.uk/planning-and-building-control/planning/major-projects-and-regeneration/heritage-and-conservation-regeneration-projects

About you

You will have enthusiasm for and experience of working with the public and volunteers. You will be an excellent communicator with the ability to develop sustainable links with a wide range of stakeholders to promote the historic environment of North Tottenham.

You will be an educator with demonstrable experience of working in a local history museum and archive environment, along with an understanding of the importance of regeneration to the community.

Benefits

Haringey Council offers flexible working, reduced entry to gyms and leisure centres, a Simply Health cash back and dental plan, interest free season ticket and bicycle loans, and childcare vouchers.

Other requirements

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. An enhanced disclosure check with the DBS will be undertaken.

How to apply

Please go to http://jobs.haringey.gov.uk/Jobs.aspx to complete your application online. You can access the internet for free at all of Haringey’s libraries.

 

Closing date: 23 March 2016, midnight

Interview date: 4 April 2016

 

 

New Vacancy - Administrative Support Officer - Heritage Regeneration

Administrative Support Officer – Heritage Regeneration

Scale 6, Part-time 0.5FTE

£24,744 - £26,277 pro rata

2 years fixed term

Based at 639 High Road, Tottenham; Bruce Castle Museum and River Park House, Wood Green

Job Ref: HWK/5633

 

About the role

We are seeking an effective administrator to support Haringey’s £2.3 million Heritage Lottery funded Townscape Heritage Initiative. This will repair and restore 28 historic buildings as part of the wider regeneration of Tottenham. You will undertake office duties and be involved in running heritage events locally.

The aim is to provide an attractive retail destination at the northern gateway to Tottenham and involve businesses and the wider community in caring for the area. You will liaise with businesses and support traders through the design and construction stages of the project. Encouraging a positive approach to the historic environment will help sustain the conservation improvements.

Training in conservation and construction will be available for local colleges and heritage champions, alongside resident involvement via Bruce Castle Museum. You will help with a programme of community engagement activities in partnership with individuals and service providers.

Find out more at http://www.haringey.gov.uk/planning-and-building-control/planning/major-projects-and-regeneration/heritage-and-conservation-regeneration-projects

About you

You will be an administrator with a good standard of written communication. You will have enthusiasm for and experience of working with the public and the ability to liaise with a range of stakeholders to promote the historic environment of the area.

You don’t need to be an expert in heritage, but to demonstrate an interest and commit to learning more.

Benefits

Haringey Council offers flexible working, reduced entry to gyms and leisure centres, a Simply Health cash back and dental plan, interest free season ticket and bicycle loans, and childcare vouchers.

How to apply

Please go to http://jobs.haringey.gov.uk/Jobs.aspx to complete your application online. You can access the internet for free at all of Haringey’s libraries.

 

Closing date: 23 March 2016, midnight

Interview date: 5 April 2016

Fire door safety week - 14-20 September 2015

Fire Door Safety Week is an annual campaign instigated by the British Woodworking Federation, the BWF-CERTIFIRE Fire Door Scheme and the Fire Door Inspection Scheme (FDIS), and is supported by the Government’s Fire Kills campaign and a wide range of property organisations and fire safety bodies.

 

The week highlights the need for all organisations to be fully informed of their responsibilities under the Fire Safety Order, and to understand the correct specification, supply, installation, operation, inspection and maintenance of fire doors.

 

Building owners, landlord, facilities and estates managers and anyone with responsibility for fire safety can access free resources in an online toolkit to help spread the word about fire door safety. These include technical checklists to help with fire door inspections, videos and posters that can be used in any public or multiple occupancy building to educate people on basic fire door rules.

 

There are also many other ways to get involved, including putting Fire Door Safety Week messages on websites and social media, running events and carrying out full onsite inspections.

 

Follow @FDSafetyWeek on Twitter for campaign news and updates, or look out for tweets using the hashtag #FireDoorSafetyWeek.

 

www.firedoorsafetyweek.co.uk