A Heritage Champion is normally a local councillor who has been nominated by their authority to promote all aspects of the historic environment in their area.
Heritage Champions can be very influential. As a Heritage Champion, it’s up to you to interpret the role in a way that fits with your own interests, position and local conditions.
At a strategic level, Champions can make sure that local plans and strategies capture the contribution that the local historic environment can make to the success of an area.
More specifically, you can:
It is up to the local authority to decide how to nominate their Heritage Champion. If you are a local councillor who would like to become a Heritage Champion, contact your council leader and your fellow councillors.
Enviromental Advice Manager, Staffordshire County Council