Dear Gateshead 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?
• 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?
Finance & Administration Officer
Dear Ms Mason
I refer to the request, which you have made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 for records held by this service.
Your request was received by this department on 04 November 2019.
A final decision on your request would normally be sent to you within 20 working days of receipt of your request. This means that you can expect to receive your decision by 02 December 2019.
There are some limited situations under the Freedom of Information Act, which could mean that the period for a final decision may be longer than the normal 20 working days. If this occurs in your request, we will promptly advise you in writing.
Information Rights Officer
Dear Ms Sophie Mason
I refer to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and to your email to this
service dated 04/11/2019.
In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act, we can grant access to
the records requested and accordingly they are as follows:
o Are you aware of Historic England’s Heritage Champion Initiative?
o Does your local authority currently have an appointed Heritage
o Do you have the name and contact details of the Heritage Champion?
o Cllr Green - Heritage Champion
o If you do not have a Heritage Champion, do you have any plans to
appoint such a person?
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