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IHBC South East Branch

East Sussex, Kent, Surrey, West Sussex

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Chair - Jo Saady SEBranch-chair@ihbc.org.uk
Vice Chair - vacant
Branch Representative on Council - Vacant
Treasurer - Lone le Vay SEBranch-treasurer@ihbc.org.uk
Secretary - Heather Hall SEBranch-Secretary@ihbc.org.uk
Membership Officer - Stephen Gray (Acting) SEBranch-membership@ihbc.org.uk
Events / Social Media Secretary - Chris Reynolds and Sarah Mayfield 
Surrey Rep - Chris Reynolds
Sussex Rep - Tanya Szendeffy
Kent Rep - Debbie Maltby
Branch Representatives on Council + -  Sanne Roberts, Sarah Mayfield, Helen Parvin, Eimear Murphy
Officers without Portfolio - Maggie Henderson, Sarah Mayfield, Sarah
Sullivan, Helen Parvin, Duncan Phillips, Lisa Brooks, Richard Morrice, Stephen Gray
Michael Foley, Simon Richard
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IHBC South East Branch Visit to Brookwood Cemetery

Tuesday 17th May 2022, 10:30am -12:30pm
Cemetery Pales, Brookwood, Woking GU24 0BL
IHBC South-East Branch invite you to a guided tour and site visit of Brookwood Cemetery. Brookwood Cemetery was conceived by the London Necropolis Company in 1849 to house London’s deceased, at a time when the capital was finding it difficult to accommodate its increasing population, of living and dead. The 220 acre park provides a picturesque, wooded and tranquil setting for visitors 365 days of the year and is recognised at Grade I on the Register of Historic Parks and Gardens. The grounds are divided into many smaller plots by a multitude of roads and avenues that boast magnificent trees and offer a wealth of flora and fauna as well as the largest burial ground in Western Europe for all faiths.

Bookings are made via Eventbrite : https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/brookwood-cemetery-guided-tour-tickets-119223953053, closing 3 May 2022. Free to IHBC Members with donations gratefully received for light refreshments.

IHBC South East Branch Visit to the Brooking Museum of Architectural Details

Friday 22nd April 2022
St Martin's Lodge, 44 The Drive, Cranleigh GU6 7LZ
IHBC South-East Branch are pleased to offer a unique opportunity to view Charles Brooking’s collection of architectural details that he has compiled since the 1960s. Charles has been able to collect the artefacts from historic buildings that were being altered or demolished and have been selected to illustrate their evolution and development. You will have access to his extensive research library. Charles can give advice on windows, doors, decorative glass, fire grates and rainwater goods to give you clues on dating a property. He also undertakes consultancy services which includes surveys on historic joinery and collaborating on conservation projects.

Cost for members is £15.00 which includes tea/coffee. Bookings are made via Eventbrite : https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/visit-to-charles-brooking-collection-tickets-264376014777. Spaces are limited.
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Heritage Partnership Agreements - The Rochester Pilot Study

The South East branch organised a conference about the new Heritage Partnership Agreements on 17th October 2007. Rochester cathedral is a pilot study for these new partnerships and the opportunity was taken to explore what is involved and how they will work. Peter Kendall’s Powerpoint presentation to the conference is accessible by clicking here? (opens in new window)
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The proposed Heritage Protection Reforms include a new type of “Heritage Partnership Agreement” between owners, managers, Councils and English Heritage that will cut time-consuming consent administration and encourage strategic management of large sites.Owners of sites such as large estates, which have many similar assets under single management, will be able to avoid the need for multiple consent applications.
English Heritage will help negotiate single consent agreements for sites that stretch across many local authority boundaries, such as stations on underground lines.

Consent can be provided in advance for a large number of agreed works on complex sites such as university campuses and housing estates. Owners of archaeological sites under cultivation would be able to take part in a management agreement allowing them to be able to work protected land.
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There has been an increasing appreciation in the heritage sector of the potential of management agreements that set out guidelines for the management of a historic site or monument over a given period. The forerunner of these is the agreement brokered in 1993 by Ipswich Borough Council, in conjunction with English Heritage, for the Willis Corroon building in Ipswich. There have been others since, notably a recent agreement for the Barbican in London. For the archaeological environment, management agreements are well established.

The government was not breaking entirely new ground, therefore, when it set out in The Way Forward the view that in future ‘statutory management agreements could be employed wherever that approach would work better than the system of individual specific consents’. To test the proposals set out in The Way Forward the government asked English Heritage to undertake a number of pilot studies. The pilot studies include both Rochester Cathedral and Canterbury Cathedral. These began in 2003 and where appropriate have explored the potential of statutory management agreements – currently named Heritage Partnership Agreements (HPAs).

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