Heritage Champions

Sophie Mason made this Freedom of Information request to Guildford Borough Council as part of a batch sent to 75 authorities

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Dear Guildford 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

noreply@guildford.gov.uk on behalf of Sarah Fairhurst, Guildford Borough Council

Dear Sophie Mason

We have considered your request for information.

Our service was not aware of Historic England's Heritage Champion
Initiative.

Our equivalent person is the lead member for Tourism, Leisure and Sport
and has responsibility for our heritage service. The current member is
James Steel, please see link below.

[1]https://www2.guildford.gov.uk/councilmee...

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Yours sincerely

Sarah Fairhurst

Collections Manager, Guildford Heritage Service

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