Heritage Champions

Sophie Mason made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Greenwich Borough Council as part of a batch sent to 33 authorities

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Dear Greenwich Borough 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

foi, Greenwich Borough Council

Dear Ms Mason

 

Freedom of Information request:  FOI-36018

 

Thank you for your request dated 15 January 2020

 

Your request will be answered by 12 February 2020

 

If you have any queries about this request, please contact me, quoting the
reference number above.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Jackie Jago

Head of Corporate Services

Corporate Services

Directorate of Communities & Environment

Royal Borough of Greenwich

 

' 020 8921 5044

*   3^rd Floor, The Woolwich Centre, 35 Wellington Street, London, SE18
6HQ

8 www.royalgreenwich.gov.uk

 

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foi, Greenwich Borough Council

Dear Ms Mason

 

Freedom of Information request:  FOI-36018

 

Thank you for your request dated 15 January 2020

 

Our response is as follows:

 

Would you be able to provide the following information?

 

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

 

Yes

 

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

 

The Council has not formally appointed a Heritage Champion through
Historic England’s initiative, although the Cabinet Member for Culture,
Leisure and the Third Sector leads on heritage issues, including the
promotion of heritage in the Royal Borough of Greenwich. She is a keen
supporter of the heritage sector and sits on the Royal Greenwich Heritage
Trust Board.

 

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

 

Councillor Miranda Williams, 020 8921 5047,
[email address]

 

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

 

The role of Heritage Champion is normally a local councillor who has been
nominated by their authority to promote all aspects of the historic
environment in their area. The Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure and the
Third Sector carries out this role within the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

 

If you have any queries about this correspondence, please contact me,
quoting the reference number above.

 

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Yours sincerely,

 

Jackie Jago

Head of Corporate Services

Corporate Services

Directorate of Communities & Environment

Royal Borough of Greenwich

 

' 020 8921 5044

*   3^rd Floor, The Woolwich Centre, 35 Wellington Street, London, SE18
6HQ

8 www.royalgreenwich.gov.uk

 

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From: foi
Sent: 15 January 2020 15:37
To: 'Sophie Mason' <[FOI #634865 email]>
Cc: foi <[Greenwich Borough Council request email]>
Subject: FOI-36018: Freedom of Information request - Heritage Champions

 

Dear Ms Mason

 

Freedom of Information request:  FOI-36018

 

Thank you for your request dated 15 January 2020

 

Your request will be answered by 12 February 2020

 

If you have any queries about this request, please contact me, quoting the
reference number above.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Jackie Jago

Head of Corporate Services

Corporate Services

Directorate of Communities & Environment

Royal Borough of Greenwich

 

' 020 8921 5044

*   3^rd Floor, The Woolwich Centre, 35 Wellington Street, London, SE18
6HQ

8 www.royalgreenwich.gov.uk

 

ü Please consider the environment before printing this email

 

 

 

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