The Historic Environment Forum (HEF) brings together senior members of staff from public and non-government bodies to work collaboratively on strategic matters for the historic environment sector in England.

People understand, value, use and engage with the historic environment in many different ways. HEF is a high-level forum which, by working collaboratively, carries out a range of activities to encourage and support research, conservation, presentation, enjoyment and use of the historic environment in England.

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Heritage Counts Research published

The new Heritage Counts report “Know your home, know your carbon: reducing carbon emissions in traditional homes” has been launched at the Alliance’s Heritage Day. The report, published by Historic England on behalf of the Historic Environment Forum, aims to support and empower the people who look after our historic

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#HeritageChat March 2021 – Local Heritage & Local Listing

In March 2021 #HeritageChat provided an opportunity to talk about ‘Local Heritage & Local Listing’, an important topic considering: the recent funding awarded by Government to councils in 10 English county areas to develop or update local lists; the new funding streams announced in the Spring Budget 2021, including the

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March 2021 #HeritageChat: questions announced!

We’re now able to share the questions which will be discussed in the next #HeritageChat on ‘Local Heritage and Local Listing’, led in collaboration with the Council for British Archaeology:   How can local communities have a meaningful role in identifying local heritage? How wide should the criteria be for identifying heritage assets

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