Heritage Champions

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Dear Newcastle upon Tyne City 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?

• 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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Ayris, Ian, Newcastle upon Tyne City Council

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Dear Ms Mason

I response to your Freedom of Information request to Newcastle City
Council regarding Heritage Champions of 4 November 2019 copied below, I
can provide the following responses.

 

We are aware of the Historic England Heritage Champion Initiative.

We do not have an appointed champion but instead have a strategic panel –
the Historic Environment Advisory Panel - to consider and support heritage
and conservation matters. The Panel is  made up of five elected members of
the Council, with the Chair of the Panel coming from one of those five
members, appointed by the full Council. The Panel also has representation
from seven external bodies, including Historic England, RIBA, IHBC and
others.

The Chair of the Historic Environment Advisory Panel is contactable
through the Council’s website.

We regard the Panel having five elected members who give support to
heritage activity in the City and the Council as an appropriate ways of
championing heritage and so do not propose to appoint a further specific
Heritage Champion.

I hope that is helpful.

Kind regards

Ian Ayris

 

 

From: Sophie Mason <[1][FOI #617469 email]>

Sent: 04 November 2019 15:35

To: Freedom Of Information Requests Mailbox
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Subject: Freedom of Information request - Heritage Champions

 

Dear Newcastle upon Tyne City 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?

 

•         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

 

 

Ian Ayris

Team Manager

Urban Design and Conservation
Phone            +44 (0)191 277 7190
E-mail             [3][email address]  

Any statements, views or opinions within this e-mail are those of the
author and are informal; they do not prejudice any decision that may be
later taken by Newcastle City Council as Local Planning Authority.

 

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Please read our[5] Privacy Notice which sets out how we use information in
the course of our work as a Local Planning Authority.

 

 

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