Heritage Champions

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Dear Rushmoor 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

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Thank you for your request for information made under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000. We hope that this answers your question
satisfactorily.

 

• 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. A ‘CABINET CHAMPION FOR CULTURE & DESTINATION’ (which includes
Heritage). APPOINTED MAY 2019

 

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

CR VERONICA GRAHAM-GREEN,
 [1]https://democracy.rushmoor.gov.uk/mgUser...

 

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

N/A

 

 

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[2]http://www.rushmoor.gov.uk/article/3323/...

 

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From: Sophie Mason <[3][FOI #634947 email]>

Sent: 15 January 2020 16:07

To: RBC Freedom of Information <[4][Rushmoor Borough Council request email]>

Subject: FOI request 6552 - Heritage Champions

 

Dear Rushmoor 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

 

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