Lead Thefts

Our Church roof has been 'Lead astray' - don't you be!

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We've suffered seven incidents of lead theft over the summer of 2011 - and we were facing a huge bill to replace our church roofs. We had all the 'anti-theft' devices that EIG and English Heritage recommend - SmartWater, anti-climb paint on the drainpipes, Motion sensor alarms on both aisle roofs - we'd spent a lot of money protecting our precious 'Lead' - but still they came. We had signs up about Nightly Patrols, CCTV signs, and were advised to put 'roadblocks (?)' in the driveway to the church, to stop 'white vans'. But to no avail. They still kept coming to steal our lead. Even the Police admitted these deterrents did little to stop this type of theft.

 

So we said 'No more! - We'll strip it ourselves and we'll get the money by selling it - and replace it with a product that is just as good but has no street value.'

And that's what we've done.

Our Grade I listed building was granted a Faculty to replace our Lead with an alternative product (NOT Terne Coated Steel!) - at a fraction of the cost!

Trust me, it wasn't easy to get such a Faculty and we had a bruising and sometimes threatening time from a variety of Preservation Societies (you probably know the ones I mean) - but we held fast and Wisdom prevailed.

So we are now a 'Lead-Free' zone

If you've suffered similar attacked and would like to find out more, then please do contact us via the website - and look at our Landmark II appeal and What the Papers say - better still read the full page spread in the Church Times 23rd and 30th December 2011. Or just follow this link.

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