Heritage Champions

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

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Roedd y cais yn llwyddiannus.

Dear Sandwell Metropolitan 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

Sandwell MBC, Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

Ms Sophie Mason
Your request for information has been passed to an investigating officer.
Your reference is FS-Case-156441197
Thank you
Sandwell MBC
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Sandwell MBC, Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Ms Sophie Mason,
Information Request - FS-Case-156441197
Thank you for your Freedom of Information request. In response to your
request I can confirm the following:
Thank you for Freedom of Information request regarding Heritage Champions.
Please see below your original request and also the Council's response.
Heritage Champions 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? • Yes – Sandwell MBC is aware of and has previously had a Heritage
Champion • Not Currently • Not applicable • We are currently considering
the appointment of a new Heritage Champion If you wish to receive further
information in regard to this request or wish to submit a Freedom of
Information Request please forward your request to
[Sandwell Council request email] or Information Management Unit, Sandwell
Council House, Freeth Street, Oldbury, West Midlands, B69 3DE.
If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the
right to ask for an internal review. Internal review requests should be
submitted within two months of the date of receipt of the response to your
request, and should be addressed to:
Information Management Unit
Sandwell Council House
Freeth Street
Oldbury
West Midlands
B69 3DE
Email - [Sandwell Council request email]
If you are not content with the outcome of an internal review, you have
the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a
decision. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:
Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire SK9 5AF
Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications.
Yours sincerely
Sandwell MBC
For your information residents can now use their MySandwell account to log
many Sandwell Council requests online, including reporting missed
collections; fly tipping and pot holes. Residents can also check their
council tax balance on MyAccounts and find "MyNearest" on their
personalised homepage. For information please go
to [1]www.sandwell.gov.uk/mysandwell.

References

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