Heritage Champions

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Dear West Berkshire 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

foi, West Berkshire Council

FoI/2020/45

 

Dear Ms Mason,

 

Request for information: Heritage Champions

 

Thank you for your request received 15^th January 2020; a response will be
issued within twenty working days.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Suzi Kenchington 

Information Compliance Officer

Legal and Strategic Support

West Berkshire Council, Council Offices, Market Street, Newbury, RG14 5LD

[1][email address] | 01635 519860 | 2860

 

 

 

From: Sophie Mason [mailto:[FOI #634966 email]]
Sent: 15 January 2020 16:07
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Subject: Freedom of Information request - Heritage Champions

 

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Dear West Berkshire 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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foi, West Berkshire Council

FoI/2020/45

 

Dear Ms Mason,

 

Request for information: Heritage Champions

 

Please see below the Council’s response to your request for information.

 

You have asked;

 

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

Yes, the Council’s Archaeology Service have been aware of this initiative
for over 10 years

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

Yes. Councillor James Cole was appointed after the last district
elections.

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

This information can be viewed on the Council’s website here;
[1]http://decisionmaking.westberks.gov.uk/m...

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

N/A

 

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outcome of your request, you may ask for an internal review. You should
contact The FoI Reviewing Officer, Strategic Support, Council Offices,
Market Street, Newbury RG14 5LD, email [2][email address] , within 40
working days, if you wish to request a review.

 

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:

Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow,
Cheshire SK9 5AF

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Suzi Kenchington 

Information Compliance Officer

Legal and Strategic Support

West Berkshire Council, Council Offices, Market Street, Newbury, RG14 5LD

[3][email address] | 01635 519860 | 2860

 

 

 

From: Sophie Mason [[4]mailto:[FOI #634966 email]]
Sent: 15 January 2020 16:07
To: foi <[5][West Berkshire Council request email]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Heritage Champions

 

This is an EXTERNAL EMAIL. STOP. THINK before you CLICK links or OPEN
attachments.

Dear West Berkshire 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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