Heritage Crime

Towton Battlefield Society have worked closely with ARCH the (Alliance to Reduce Crime against Heritage) to produce a blueprint for protecting battlefields from crime. ARCH is a voluntary national network which will take forward initiatives to tackle heritage crime and galvanise local action as part of the National Heritage Protection Plan.The overriding objective of the group is to reduce the amount of crime that causes damage to or interferes with the enjoyment of heritage assets in England.Members of ARCH have a shared interest in preventing and seeing effective enforcement of heritage crime and through conferences and training events it will be a means of discussing priorities, sharing information about heritage crime, carrying out training and highlighting best practice and making local contacts.