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Recently there have been a number of incidents in our region where churches have been again targeted by lead thieves. As always it is a reminder that we must remain vigilant at all times.
Below you can find a number of websites and other useful resources to help you keep your building secure.
The Diocese of Norwich
On the Diocese website you can find many useful articles, providing links, guidance and information on who to contact if you need help on a particular subject.
If you would like further advice on church security please email Caroline Rawlings, Church Development Officer on 01603 882351.
Heritage Lottery Fund
The Heritage Lottery Fund are now able to help support costs for anti-theft security measures in any grant application. If the project involves a building that is not insured by Ecclesiastical the applicant will need to establish what level of cover their insurer will provide.
For more information please email Dawn Bainbridge, Development Officer for Heritage Lottery Fund East of England or call 01223 224880.
AllChurches Trust – Roof Protection Scheme
Allchurches Trust Roof Protection Scheme is now also open to applications from churches not included in their original Roof Protection Scheme.
There are potential grants of £1,000 for other churches towards the cost of a roof alarm system are available, subject to the following conditions:
These grants are specifically for supporting the cost of installing roof alarm systems. Any other applications for general building maintenance, repairs or improvements should be submitted via their normal online application form on our website at www.allchurches.co.uk.
The scheme’s closing date is Tuesday 28 February 2017.
You can find the application form for these grants below. Please scan and email completed application forms to email@example.com or if this is not possible, sent by post to:
Mr Iain Hearn
Allchurches Trust Ltd
Draft Rural Policing Strategy – Consultation
Lorne Green, Police and Crime Commissioner for Norfolk has recently issued a Draft Rural Policing Strategy. The recent lead thefts to churches are included as part of this strategy as part of Operation Randall.
If you would like to comment on the strategy please send your comments by email by no later than Friday 11 November to allow these to be considered.
You can also sign up to the Operation Randall newsletter via Police Connect.
Below you can find church security advice issued by Norfolk Police. If you see anything odd or person(s) acting suspiciously in or around the church please call 101 to report it.
If a crime is in process please call 999. If you are reporting a potential lead theft please quote Operation Einstein.