Heritage Champions

Sophie Mason made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Northumberland County Council as part of a batch sent to 12 authorities

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Roedd y cais yn llwyddiannus.

Dear Northumberland 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?

• 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

Northumberland County Council

1 Atodiad

Our Ref: 6924  

Dear Enquirer,

INFORMATION REQUEST

Thank you for your request for information which will be dealt with under
the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 / Environmental
Information Regulations 2004.

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Kind regards

Information Governance Office
Northumberland County Council
County Hall
Morpeth
Northumberland
NE61 2EF

Tel: 0345 600 6400
Email: [Northumberland County Council request email]
Web: http://www.northumberland.gov.uk

Northumberland County Council

1 Atodiad

Our Ref: 6924   

Dear Enquirer,

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT REQUEST 

I refer to your Freedom of Information request in relation to Heritage
Champions. 

Right of Access 

Section 1(1) of the Act provides any person making a request for
information to a public authority is entitled. 

(a) to be informed in writing by the public authority whether it holds
information of the description specified in the request (which Section
1(6) of the Act designates as the "duty to confirm or deny"), and 

(b) if that is the case, to have that information communicated to him. 

The right is to obtain access to the information itself and not to the
document or record which contains it. 

The Act creates a general right of access to information held by public
authorities subject to various exemptions. 

Northumberland County Council confirms that it holds the information you
have requested, please see the following information in response. 

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?
Q.1 Are you aware of Historic England’s Heritage Champion Initiative?
A.1.Yes we are aware of the initiative
Q.2 Does your local authority currently have an appointed Heritage
Champion?
A.2.Yes we appoint a Champion
Q.3 Do you have the name and contact details of the Heritage Champion?
A.3. The Heritage Champion is Councillor Jeff
Watson  [1][email address]
Q.4 If you do not have a Heritage Champion, do you have any plans to
appoint such a person?
A.4. Not applicable
Complaints 

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from the date of this response to the Information Governance Office: 

Information Governance Office
Northumberland County Council
County Hall
Morpeth
NE61 2EF 

Email: [Northumberland County Council request email] 

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Yours faithfully 

FOI Coordinator - 
Information Governance Office
Northumberland County Council
County Hall
Morpeth
Northumberland
NE61 2EF

Tel: 0345 600 6400
Email: [Northumberland County Council request email] 
Web: http://www.northumberland.gov.uk 

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