Lead theft – future threats in parishes and parliament

The need for awareness at local and national level of the potential threats

The recent Archdeacons’ News, Bulletin no. 20 December 2016 included an alert which warned of the heightened potential for the theft of lead from church roofs as a result of its increased scrap value. Coupled with this is the possibility that the on-going government review of the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013 will reignite the pressure by some MPs to seek its the repeal of the Act or certain of its provisions – a possibility raised by the review. Continue reading