Kent Heritage Watch
Kent Heritage Watch Heritage crime is any offence which harms the value of heritage assets and their settings to this and future generations. It covers a wide variety of activity that is responsible for damaging assets that are of a particular historical interest This activity can damage assets beyond recovery which can lead to the loss of a piece of history for ever Due to the very nature of heritage assets putting right damage is costly to the public purse. For example the theft of metal from ancient monuments is leading to repair bills of hundreds of thousands of pounds when damage is caused by removal of the metal and weather damage when roofs are left open to the elements In Kent and Medway (and the seas around), there are: 17,944 Listed Buildings 422 Scheduled Monuments 62 Registered Parks and Gardens 11 Protected Wrecks 2 World Heritage Sites The aim of heritage watch is to forge a link between these protected heritage sites and the public, to help protect them for future generations and to raise public awareness of the issues that are facing heritage venues, also to promote best practice and communication between heritage venues and supply up to date information with a serious of events both virtual and face to face. Linking with country eye to report heritage crime via the app, this was supported by a video sponsored by Brook security and starred the Kent Police Rural Team which was narrated by Simon Calder, this proved a very popular medium and is still on our website. For details of how you can help protect our heritage for future generations log on to our website and watch the video.