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Who is Supporting Heritage Watch?

 

Royston Cave
Royston Cave

 

Royston Cave Manager James Robinson, said:

Quote (Open)Heritage Watch is a great idea as the more people that are aware of heritage sites in their area, the better the chances are that we can keep them safe. We can't afford to lose our heritage as it’s part of what we are and how we got here; we need to be proud of our history and do all we can to protect it.

 

“Royston Cave is a unique site as there is nothing else remotely like it anywhere in the world. I hope that through supporting Heritage Watch our visitors will be encouraged to join the scheme and help the police to protect these precious sites so future generations can continue to enjoy them.

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Website: Web Link www.roystoncave.co.uk

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The de Havilland Museum, Hertsmere

 

The de Havilland Museum

Chairman for the de Havilland Aircraft Museum, Alan Brackley, said:

Quote (Open)De Havilland is the oldest aviation museum in the UK and is home to several de Havilland aircraft, including three Mosquitos - more than in other museum in the world.

 

“These aircraft and other artefacts in the museum are irreplaceable and a testament to the courage of the women and men who designed, built, flew and maintained them. 

 

“As a result it is of the utmost importance that we all take responsibility for their safe keeping and why we are happy to support Heritage Watch and encourage people to join the scheme.

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Website: Web Link www.dehavillandmuseum.co.uk

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Six Hills, Stevenage - Roman Burial MoundsSix Hills, Stevenage

 

Debbie Priddy, Inspector of Ancient Monuments for English Heritage in the East of England, said:

Quote (Open)The Six Hills earthen burial mounds are almost two thousand years old and a rare survival of a Roman barrow cemetery. Archaeological sites, the finds they contain and the important things they tell us about our past can be damaged or destroyed by vandalism or illegal metal detecting. English Heritage welcomes Heritage Watch as a way for people to actively protect these special places so that we can all care for the future of our past.

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Hertford Castle

 

Hertford Castle

Hertford Town Clerk, Nina Villa, said:

Quote (Open)Hertford Castle is just one of many important historic buildings in our County Town and any initiative designed to enhance the protection of such sites such as Heritage Watch is very welcome.

 

"I hope that members of the public will be encouraged to sign up to the scheme to help support the police in the protection of our heritage.

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Website: Web Link www.hertford.net/history/castle/

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Mill Green MuseumMill Green Museum, Welwyn Hatfield

 

Linda Dobbs, Manager of Welwyn Hatfield Museum Service, said:

Quote (Open)As the manager of a much loved heritage site I am pleased to have this additional support from our police force.

 

“Our heritage sites are irreplaceable and once desecrated or vandalised cannot ever be authentic again, even though they might be lovingly restored. The heritage sector is struggling with ever shrinking funding and rising costs, so any extra protective measure is a welcome one.

 

“If through Heritage Watch we can engage with our neighbours and visitors, asking them to be our eyes and ears when we are not on site, that is a tremendous bonus for us. We are custodians of our community’s heritage and I would like to feel that the public would want to help us and the police protect it for future generations.

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St Paul’s Walden Bury, Hitchin

 

St Paul's Walden Bury, Hitchin

Sir Simon Bowes-Lyon, owner of St Paul’s Warden Bury, said:

Quote (Open)We all cherish our heritage, whether it be memorable buildings, gardens or Hertfordshire’s countryside. The support of the police is invaluable to protect our heritage; we warmly welcome their new initiative and would encourage others to support the scheme.

 

"There is much to lose by neglect and so much to gain through awareness and conservation.

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Website: Web Link www.stpaulswaldenbury.co.uk

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Ashridge Estate, The Bridgewater MonumentAshridge Estate

 

Kirsten Proctor, National Trust General Manager, Ashridge Estate, said:

Quote (Open)The county’s heritage is a precious legacy which we should not only respect and enjoy ourselves, but also look after for future generations.

 

"I am very pleased to support Heritage Watch as the more aware people are of their local heritage, the more they are likely to appreciate it.  For us at Ashridge, it’s particularly important for people to recognise that the countryside is also an important part of local heritage. I’m very pleased to support this scheme; we need the public to play an active part in a protecting our heritage and joining Heritage Watch is a great way to show your support.

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Website: Web Link www.nationaltrust.org.uk

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The Henry Moore Foundation, Perry Green, Much Hadham

The Henry Moore Foundation, Perry Green, Much Hadham

Sebastiano Barassi, Curator at The Henry Moore Foundation at Perry Green, said:

Quote (Open)Heritage Watch is an important scheme which will help to focus public attention on heritage crime and the potential risk to their favourite heritage sites.


“As The Foundation has been affected by heritage crime in the past, we are very happy to support the scheme.  We are actively involved in the prevention of crime at our own site and raise awareness among other arts and heritage organisations and in the wider community.

 

“The county’s heritage sites and assets are treasures that belong to everyone.  I would encourage the public to sign up to Heritage Watch and help us to preserve our local heritage for future generations.

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St Mary’s Church, WatfordSt Mary's Church, Watford

 

St Mary’s Churchwarden, Roger Courtney, said:

Quote (Open)St Mary’s is the most historic building in the town, the only one that links us to Watford in the 13th century.  It has served the community for 800 years and clearly we intend that it should continue to do so for the next 800.

 

“Unfortunately, lead was stolen from the roof at St Mary’s about two years ago and we have since fitted an alarm. We therefore whole heartedly support Heritage Watch and would encourage the public to sign up to the scheme and help police to protect our heritage buildings from theft and damage. I think this is a very valuable initiative which will help communities in Hertfordshire to cherish their heritage for many years to come.

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Eleanor Cross, Waltham CrossThe Eleanor Cross, Waltham Cross

 

Debbie Priddy, Inspector of Ancient Monuments for English Heritage in the East of England said:

Quote (Open)Structures like the magnificent 13th century Eleanor Cross are very fragile and vulnerable to damage from vandalism. English Heritage welcomes the launch of Heritage Watch.

 

"By becoming involved, we can all play our part in protecting these irreplaceable treasures which illustrate our local and national history.

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The Three Rivers Museum, RickmansworthThree Rivers Museum

 

Les Mead, Vice Chairman of the Three Rivers Museum Trust and Chairman of Three Rivers District Council said:

Quote (Open)Heritage sites and old buildings need to be protected for future generations to enjoy and learn about the county's great historical achievements and it’s good to learn about the past and the experiences of the older generations.

 

“The Heritage Watch scheme is admirable in its aims to protect our history by combating crime and anti-social behaviour. Unless people take a more proactive approach to protecting our history then there is a danger of it being lost forever.

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Heritage Watch: Hatfield HouseHatfield House

 

Nick Moorhouse, Director of Operations at Hatfield House, said:

Quote (Open)We are great supporters of the Constabulary’s Heritage Watch scheme and are keen to assist in its delivery in any way we can.

 

“We owe it to future generations to protect and preserve the county’s heritage, for our children and their children to enjoy and gain a full appreciation of the county’s history through the centuries.

 

“All heritage sites have a duty to ensure that their heritage property is maintain in the best possible condition at all times for the benefit of all those who live in or visit the county.

 

Whether a resident of, someone employed in or a visitor to the county, we believe we have a collective responsibility to keep a watchful eye on and report suspicious behaviour at our heritage sites.

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Website: Web Link www.hatfield-house.org.uk

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Sign up to Heritage Watch here


Your personal data will be stored securely in Hertfordshire’s Heritage Watch database on the Neighbourhood Watch system OWL (Online Watch Link). You will then be kept up to date regarding heritage crimes and relevant police events happening in your area. You can opt out at any time by contacting your local Watch Liaison Officer via the police non-emergency number Telephone 101.

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