Heritage Champions

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Dear Staffordshire County 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

Staffordshire County Council

Dear Sophie Mason,
 
Thank you for your request for information received by Staffordshire
County Council on 11/11/2019.
Your request is being dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of
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Yours sincerely,
 
Access Team

Portch, David (Corporate), Staffordshire County Council

Dear Sophie Mason

Thank you for your request for information.

Please find information provided by the relevant service team(s) below.

• 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.

Gill Heath was first appointed as Cabinet Member for the Environment and Rural Affairs (which included the heritage brief) in May 2013. Following a re-organisation of the Council’s Cabinet in May 2016, Gill was appointed as Cabinet Member for Communities and the Environment. Following a further reorganisation in May 2017, Gill was appointed as Cabinet Member for Communities (a portfolio which she still holds).

• Do you have the name and contact details of the Heritage Champion? Councillor Gill Heath is our Heritage Champion. See link - http://moderngov.staffordshire.gov.uk/mg...

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

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Regards
  
David Portch

Information Governance Unit
Staffordshire County Council
1 Staffordshire Place
Stafford
ST16 2DH

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