22 February 2017
Ampfield Village Hall, Ampfield

Since 2008 there have been at least 450 serious fires in properties with a thatched roof, that were chimney related and attributed to the use of a wood burning appliance. This is equivalent to the devastation of one family per week losing their home, and the irretrievable destruction of heritage. This event aims to look at past thatch fires and find ways of professionals working together to reduce the losses.

The seminar should be of interest to Estate agents, insurers, conservation professionals, fire fighters, stove installers and owners.  This is an open seminar all are welcome.

If you would like to reserve a place contact Marjorie Sanders; 01844 281208 or email:

HELP! Getting the Historic Environment into Local Plans – and the London…

28 February 2017

This joint seminar will examine the theory, policy and implementation behind the inclusion of
historic environment policies in local plans. Speakers will provide experience and differing
viewpoints relating to the impact of recent changes in legislation and Government guidance
to planning on heritage. The seminar will be of interest to those concerned over the
protection of London’s historic environment and those involved in delivering the conservation
of heritage assets and protection outcomes.

Speakers include: Richard Parish, Historic Places Adviser, Historic England will cover
Heritage in Local Plan-making then Sandy Kidd, Principal Archaeology Advisor (GLAAS)
Historic England, will speak about Archaeological Priority Areas, in conjunction with Borough
Local Plan reviews. David Divers of MOLA will provide a case study and Isabelle Adams will
provide the viewpoint from Crossrail 2.

To reserve a place click here