Heritage Champions

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Dear Aylesbury Vale 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

Records, Aylesbury Vale District Council

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Records, Aylesbury Vale District Council

Please accept our sincere apologies for our late response.  We are sorry
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RESPONSE TO INFORMATION REQUEST
This request was answered under the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act 2000

Thank you for your information request to Aylesbury Vale District Council
(AVDC).  Please see your request and our response below.

Are you aware of Historic England's Heritage Champion Initiative?

            Answer - Yes

 

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

            Answer – Not currently

 

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

            Answer – n/a

 

 

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

            Answer – this will be discussed once the new heritage team is
in place following unitary [As at 1 April 2020, Aylesbury Vale District
Council will cease to exist.  It is being merged with four other councils
to form a new unitary council called Buckinghamshire Council.]

 

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Francisca Harpur

Information Compliance Officer

Corporate Governance

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Aylesbury Vale District Council
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Aylesbury
Bucks 
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