Heritage Champions

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Dear Brent 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

Freedom of Information, Brent Borough Council

Dear Ms Mason

I am sorry that you have not received a response to the below FOI request. Unfortunately due to a technical problem your request did not come into the [Brent Borough Council request email] and has gone unanswered. The problem was identified yesterday and resolved. We aim to send you a response to your request as soon as possible.

Kind regards

Dorothy Watson
Freedom of Information and Complaints Investigation Officer
Complaints Service
Chief Executive Department
Tel: 020 8937 5312
Web: www.brent.gov.uk

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  Brent
Civic
Centre
  Engineers
Way
  Wembley
  HA9 0FJ
   
 
 

Ref:CAS-171654-X0H2Y7 
Dear  Sophie Mason
Freedom of Information Act 2000
Thank you for your request for information concerning FW: Freedom of
Information request - Heritage Champions that was received on
15/01/2020 . 

We are dealing with your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
and we aim to send a response by 12/02/2020.

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Brent Civic Centre

Engineers Way

Wembley

HA9 0FJ                                                                   
                                                                         
       
                                                                         
                                                          
19 March 2020

  
 
Ref: CAS-171654-X0H2Y7
Dear Ms Mason

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000

I can confirm that the information requested is held by Brent Council. I
have detailed below the information that is being released to you.

You requested the following information:

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

Response: Yes

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

Response: No

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

Response: N/A

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

Response: No. We have a Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Planning and
Property. Heritage is within her remit. 

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the
right to ask for an internal review. Internal review requests should be
submitted within two months of the date of receipt of the response to your
original letter and should be addressed to:

Brent Civic Centre 

Engineers Way 

Wembley HA9 0FJ 

[email address]

 

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have
the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a
decision. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: The
Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow,
Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

Phone: 0303 123 1113

Website: [1]www.ico.gov.uk

 

I will now close your request as of this date.

 

Yours sincerely

Dorothy Watson 

Freedom of Information and Complaints Investigation Officer

 Brent Council

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