Heritage Champions

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Dear Norfolk County Council,

As part of Civic Voice’s ongoing Big Conservation Conversation campaign, we are undertaking research across England to ascertain how many local authorities currently have a Heritage Champion.

Heritage Champions are encouraged by Historic England as an executive member of the council who has lead responsibility for heritage. The person is expected to work closely with local community groups, Conservation Officers and Planning officials.

Would you be able to provide the following information?

• Are you aware of Historic England’s Heritage Champion Initiative?

• Does your local authority currently have an appointed Heritage Champion and if so, when were they appointed?

• Do you have the name and contact details of the Heritage Champion?

• If you do not have a Heritage Champion, do you have any plans to appoint such a person?

Yours faithfully,

Sophie Mason
Finance & Administration Officer
Civic Voice

Freedom of Information, Norfolk County Council

5 Atodiad

Good Afternoon,

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Information Request ENQ-387747-D4C0T6

 

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Freedom of Information, Norfolk County Council

5 Atodiad

Dear Ms Mason

 

Freedom of Information Request ENQ- 387747-D4C0T6

 

I refer to your request for information dated 15 January 2020.

 

You asked:

 

o Are you aware of Historic England’s Heritage Champion Initiative?

 

Our response:

 

Yes, relevant officers are aware of this initiative.

 

o Does your local authority currently have an appointed Heritage
Champion and if so, when were they appointed?

 

Our responses:

 

Norfolk County Council is overseen by a Cabinet style of governance. The
role of Cabinet Members is set out in the Council’s Constitution available
to view on our website at
[1]https://www.norfolk.gov.uk/what-we-do-an...

 

The role of Cabinet Members includes “To develop expertise and knowledge
in their portfolio area” and “To be the Council’s lead spokesperson for
their portfolio”.

 

o Do you have the name and contact details of the Heritage Champion?

 

Our responses:

 

The relevant Cabinet Members are:-

 

o Margaret Dewsbury – Cabinet Member for Communities and Partnerships.
The portfolio for this Cabinet Member includes culture and heritage
services.
o Andy Grant – Cabinet Member for Environment and Waste. The Portfolio
for this Cabinet Member includes environmental heritage.

 

Contact details of all Norfolk County Council Members, including Cabinet
Members, are available to view on our website at
[2]https://www.norfolk.gov.uk/what-we-do-an...

 

 

o If you do not have a Heritage Champion, do you have any plans to
appoint such a person?

 

Our response:        

 

See above response.

 

 

If you are dissatisfied with our handling of your request you have the
right of appeal through the Council’s internal review procedure by setting
out the grounds of your appeal in writing to:

 

[3][email address]

or Information Compliance Team

Room 043

County Hall

Martineau Lane

Norwich

NR1 2DH

 

An appeal should be submitted within 40 working days of the date of this
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First Contact Team

Information Commissioner's Office

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Cheshire

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Yours sincerely

 

Bev Whittaker, Information Compliance Officer 

Information Management 

Tel: 01603 638017 | Dept: 01603 222661

Bays 7,8 & 9, Ground Floor, South Wing, County Hall, Martineau Lane,
Norwich 

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From: Freedom of Information
Sent: 15 January 2020 15:19
To: 'Sophie Mason' <[FOI #634804 email]>
Subject: ENQ-387747-D4C0T6 Freedom of Information request - Heritage
Champions

 

Good Afternoon,

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Information Request ENQ-387747-D4C0T6

 

Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 received on 15 January 2020.
 
We have up to 20 working days in which to deal with your request. If we
require clarification regarding your request, we will contact you to
explain this. The 20 working day period will then start from the day that
we receive your clarification.
 
You will also be informed in advance if there is a charge for supplying
copies of the information.

 

Please also be aware that, if the requested information contains
references to any third parties, we may need to consult these individuals
about the release of their personal data before making a decision whether
or not to release the information to you.

 

We will also provide an explanation if any information is not released to
you.

 

Should you have any queries regarding your request, please contact the
team by email [10][email address] or by telephone
01603 222661.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Sarah Cooper, Business Support Assistant

Information Compliance Team

Dept: 01603 222661

Bay 7-9, Ground Floor, County Hall, Norwich

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