Heritage Champions

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Dear Ashfield 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

noreply, Ashfield District Council

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Ashfield District Council

Request for Information

Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA)

 

Dear Sophie Mason,

 

I refer to your request below REF No ADC/FOI/004577 received on 15 January
20.

 

Your request for information has now been considered and I can confirm, in
accordance with s.1 (1)(a) of the FOIA, that the Council does hold the
information you have requested and can respond as follows:

 

• 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 constitution as updated in May 2019 identifies that Councillor Tom
Hollis DEPUTY LEADER and  Portfolio Holder for Health and Leisure has
detail delegation in relation to Arts, Heritage and Culture.

• Do you have the name and contact details of the Heritage Champion? 
Further details relating to Councillor Hollis can be found on the
Council’s website at
[1]https://democracy.ashfield-dc.gov.uk/mgU...

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

 

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From: Sophie Mason <[FOI #634724 email]>
Sent: 15 January 2020 12:45
To: foi <[Ashfield District Council request email]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Heritage Champions

 

This message originated from outside your organization

Dear Ashfield 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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