Heritage Champions

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Dear South Somerset 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

Freedom Of Information, South Somerset District Council

I acknowledge receipt of your Freedom of Information request received on 16th January 2020.

You will receive a response direct within the statutory timescale.

Kind regards
The FOI team

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Freedom Of Information, South Somerset District Council

Dear Sophie

Please find below the response to your Freedom of information request received on 16/01/2020.

• Are you aware of Historic England’s Heritage Champion Initiative?
We are not aware of the scheme

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

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

• If you do not have a Heritage Champion, do you have any plans to appoint such a person?
We are not aware of the scheme and don't have any plans at this current time to appoint such a role.

Apologies for the delay,
FOI Team

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