Heritage Champions

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Dear Folkestone & Hythe 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

Information Governance, Folkestone & Hythe District Council

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Dear Sophie Mason,

 

I am writing in respect of your information access enquiry dated 15
January 2020.  Please accept our apologies that it was not possible to
respond within 20 working days and for any inconvenience caused.  This
request has been handled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. 

 

Please find below information in response to your request.

 

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

Yes.

 

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

Yes, over 5 years ago.

 

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

Councillor David Monk, Leader, Folkestone & Hythe District Council
Tel: 01303 853500 [email address]

 

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

Not applicable.

 

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Folkestone & Hythe District Council

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Folkestone

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