Heritage Champions

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Dear South Staffordshire District 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

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Good morning Sophie,

 

Thank you for your email dated 11^th November 2019, requesting information
on Heritage Champions. Please find the answers to your questions in red
below.

 

• 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?

 

No, we do not currently have a Heritage Champion, however this is
something we will be reviewing in 2020. In 2019 we implemented changes to
our Planning Committee membership and have significantly reduced down the
number of Members on Committee. It is our intention to allow this change
to bed in before discussing the option of a Heritage Champion. It will be
considered in Spring 2020 when we review the success of the first year of
a new planning committee.

 

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

 

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

 

 

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From: Sophie Mason [mailto:[FOI #618905 email]]

Sent: 11 November 2019 14:46

To: External Email for Freedom Of Information

Subject: Freedom of Information request - Heritage Champions

 

Dear South Staffordshire District 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

 

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