Hacheston: Community pulls together to help fund church roof repairs

The new zinc roof on Hacheston Church. Michael Dawe is pictured. The new zinc roof on Hacheston Church. Michael Dawe is pictured.

Friday, August 29, 2014
11:15 AM

A village church is looking like its old self following repairs to stolen lead roofing.

To send a link to this page to a friend, you must be logged in.

All Saints Church, in Hacheston, near Framlingham, was targeted by criminals on three occasions in recent years – the last theft taking place in August 2011 and leaving a repair bill of about £30,000.

The roof was covered by tarpaulin to prevent further damage to the interior, including the church organ, but lead has since replaced with a new zinc alloy, thanks to grants from the Suffolk Historic Churches Trust and the parish council, as well as money raised from events like the flower festival and a concert by Andrew Stannard and Neil Lanham’s traditional music act, The Bumpstead Boys.

Michael Dawe, secretary of the parochial church council, said that, when weathered, the metal should look no different to lead but will be less attractive to thieves.

New scrap metal laws should also act as a further deterrent.

0 comments

Comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other East Anglian Daily Times visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by East Anglian Daily Times staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Forgotten your password?

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique East Anglian Daily Times account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

loading...

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT