Organisation

Organisation

Historic England South East Region Heritage Champion

Description

Aims

 

The key objective for the Heritage Champion is to ensure that the historic environment plays a central role in the development of all the authority’s policies, plans, targets and strategies.  Champions work to persuade colleagues in both the local authority and the wider community that the historic environment offers many opportunities to improve the quality of life for everyone. 

 

Heritage Champions can make sure that the historic environment helps to achieve a local authority’s wider corporate objective – which include

 

  • Attracting regeneration opportunities and economic investment;
  • Creating opportunities for local employment;
  • Creating a focus for community cohesion, strength and capacity;
  • Offering local education resources;
  • Fulfilling social and economic goals for sustainable communities;
  • Enhancing an area’s sense of place, identity and local character; and
  • Creating local pride and satisfaction

 

 

Councillor Commitment

 

Heritage Champions develop their own set of responsibilities which may include

 

  • Ensuring that the historic environment positively contributes to the development of all relevant Council policies and forward strategies;
  • Making sure that their conservation advisory service is suitably resourced and supported; and
  • Sharing good practice relating to the historic environment with other local authorities

 

 

Council Representative:    

One Councillor appointed annually

 

Updated May 2014

Contact information

Contact:
Ms Stephanie Groom-Dance

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