Heritage Champions

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Dear Hertfordshire 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 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

Information Governance, Hertfordshire County Council

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Dear Sophie Mason

 

Reference number: FOI/RAP/01/20/18697

 

Thank you for your correspondence of the 15^th January 2020 requesting the
following information:

 

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?

 

 

Your request for information is being considered under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000. We will respond to your request as quickly as
possible, and by close of 12^th February 2020 at the latest.

 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me, quoting
the reference number above.

                              

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Information Access Team

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Hertfordshire County Council  
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Information Governance, Hertfordshire County Council

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Dear Sophie Mason

 

Reference number: FOI/RAP/01/20/18697

 

On 15^th January 2020 Hertfordshire County Council received the following
request for information from you:

 

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?

 

 1. Are you aware of Historic England’s Heritage Champion Initiative?

 

 2. Does your local authority currently have an appointed Heritage
Champion and if so, when were they appointed?

 

 3. Do you have the name and contact details of the Heritage Champion?

 

 4. If you do not have a Heritage Champion, do you have any plans to
appoint such a person?

 

 

Your request for information has been considered under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000. I can confirm that Hertfordshire County Council does
hold the information you have requested. Our response is as follows.

 

 1. Yes
 2. Yes, circa 2012/2013
 3. David Andrews. Information can be found at
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 4. N/A

 

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Yours sincerely,

 

Information Access Team

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Hertfordshire County Council  
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****Disclaimer****

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intended for the addressee only unless explicitly stated. If you have
received this message in error it must be deleted and the sender notified.
The views expressed in this message are personal and not necessarily those
of Hertfordshire County Council unless explicitly stated. Please be aware
that emails sent to or received from Hertfordshire County Council may be
intercepted and read by the council. Interception will only occur to
ensure compliance with council policies or procedures or regulatory
obligations, to prevent or deter crime, or for the purposes of essential
maintenance or support of the email system.

References

Visible links
1. https://democracy.hertfordshire.gov.uk/m...
2. http://www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/your-cou...
3. https://www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/home.aspx
4. mailto:[Hertfordshire County Council request email]
5. https://www.facebook.com/hertscountycoun...
6. http://www.twitter.com/hertscc
7. https://www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/statweb...