A scheme launched by Hertfordshire Constabulary, which involves Three Rivers Museum, recently celebrated its one year anniversary. Heritage Watch, started by the county police force, with the support of Historic England and Hertfordshire County Council, went live on April 22, 2014. The scheme – which aims to protect the county’s thousands of historical sites, monuments and artefacts from heritage and cultural property crime – was introduced at key heritage sites and museums across Hertfordshire by the local Chief Inspectors at the following heritage sites and museums. A year on from the launch, representatives from these heritage sites continue to support Heritage Watch and are keen to encourage members of the public to join the scheme if they haven’t already done so. Les Mead, Vice Chairman of the Three Rivers Museum Trust, said: “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 and we are very happy to continue to support it. Unless people take a more proactive approach to protecting our history then there is a danger of it being lost forever.” The public can sign up to become members of Heritage Watch via the Constabulary’s web pages: www.herts.police.uk/HeritageWatch. For more on this, read the next My Ricky News out on May 1.
Heritage Watch celebrates one year in Three Rivers
Published on: 22nd April 2015 | By: The Newsdesk | Category: