Heritage Champions

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Dear Bolton Metropolitan 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

Freedom Of Info, Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Sophie Mason

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Council received at this office on 14 January 2020.

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Dear Sophie Mason

Request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
        
In response to your request for information received at this office on 14
January 2020, please see the Council’s response below.

You requested

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? yes

 

• Does your local authority currently have an appointed Heritage Champion
and if so, when were they appointed? No

 

• 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? No

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of Practice, should you disagree with our decision, you may appeal within
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The Borough Solicitor, Bolton Council, Town Hall, Bolton, BL1 1RU
Email: [email address]

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Cheshire SK9 5AF
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Should you have any queries, please contact  [email address]

Yours sincerely

Information Governance Officer
Information Governance Team
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