Heritage Champions

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Dear Hertsmere 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 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

foi, Hertsmere Borough Council

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Dear Sophie
I am writing in response to your Freedom of Information request received 15 January 2020.
Your request has now been considered under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act and/or Environmental Information Regulations and we are able to respond as follows:

Your Request / Our Response:
Would you be able to provide the following information?

• Are you aware of Historic England’s Heritage Champion Initiative? NO

• Does your local authority currently have an appointed Heritage Champion and if so, when were they appointed?
No but the Portfolio Holder for Leisure, Health and Culture has the following identified in the allocations of functions – “To determine matters relating to museums and heritage development”

• Do you have the name and contact details of the Heritage Champion?
Councillor Caroline Clapper, Portfolio Holder Leisure, Health and Culture
C/o Civic Offices
Elstree Way
Borehamwood
Herts WD6 1WA
Phone: 07818 427745
Bus. email: [email address]

• If you do not have a Heritage Champion, do you have any plans to appoint such a person?
Not at present

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