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Snow and ice expected on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 March - The Met Office has issed an amber weather warning from 4pm on Saturday 17 March through to 9am Sunday 18 March. In Essex, snow showers are expected to become more frequent through Saturday evening and night. Roads and public transport may be affected Check our Winter pages here for more details

Traditional building skills and building conservation courses

7 March 2018

Place Services at Essex County Council runs a Traditional Building Skills and Conservation Courses and Lectures programme.
The programme, now in its 22nd year, is delivered by leading craftsmen and experts in their fields, and is aimed at conservation and building professionals, contractors, general builders, the owners and managers of historic buildings and sites, as well as interested amateurs and enthusiasts.  The programme include hands-on courses, lectures, workshops, tours and conferences.
Highlights of the 2018-2019 programme include English Railways: History & Architecture at Chappel Railway, home of the East Anglian Railway Museum, which will include talks about the history and development of the English Railway Museum and a tour.  We are also excited to be holding our first event at Imperial War Museum Duxford which will include a range of speakers discussing aviation archaeology.
Another highlight will be two courses on bats Preliminary Bat Surveys and Bats and Buildings, ideal if you want to find out more about these fascinating creatures.
After the huge success of last year’s conference, we are pleased to announce that our next conference will be Garden Cities of Tomorrow which will be held in Welwyn Garden City and will include a range of national experts.
Support from City & Country means we are able to offer the opportunity for suitable applicants to acquire experience of craft building techniques via our bursary scheme.
Please check the courses page for a full list of courses and dates.