Heritage Champions

Sophie Mason made this Freedom of Information request to East Staffordshire Borough Council as part of a batch sent to 33 authorities

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Dear East Staffordshire 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

Andrea Davies, East Staffordshire Borough Council




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East Staffordshire Borough Council
P.O. Box 8045
Burton upon Trent
DE14 9JG
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Monica Henchcliffe, East Staffordshire Borough Council

Dear Sophie

Thank you for your email dated 11th November 2019 requesting information below.

In response to your request the Council have a shared conservation officer working 1 day a week working for the authority. Sal Khan, Head of Service, is the lead officer for planning and conservation.

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By Post The Principal Democratic Services Officer
East Staffordshire Borough Council
P O Box 8045
Burton upon Trent
DE14 9JG
By Email [email address]

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Yours sincerely

Monica Henchcliffe
Senior Democratic Services Officer
[email address]

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