An initiative lead by English Heritage to stem anti-social crime and combat the damage of heritage assets is coming to Chichester.
The main objective of the voluntary group, named Alliance to Reduce Crime against Heritage (ARCH), is to reduce the amount of crime that causes damage to or interferes with the enjoyment of heritage assets in England. Members of ARCH work together to preventi and see effective enforcement of heritage crime.
Cllr Janet Duncton, Cabinet Member for Housing and Planning at Chichester District Council and has responsibility for Community Safety, signed a Memorandum of Understanding. The Memorandum is with English Heritage, the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) and the Crown Prosecution Service to help tackle and reduce heritage crime offences.