Lambeth (Theft)

  • By London Councils

The report considers the scale and impact of metal theft in the London Borough of Lambeth. It examines the roles and responsibilities of the various council departments and identifies that the council does not currently have a clear understanding of the local scrap metal trade and is not making full use of its powers in relation to the trade. The commission identifies some good practice within the authority, particularly its commitment to the Alliance to Reduce Crime Against Heritage (ARCH) memorandum of understanding, and identifies a number of areas where the council and its partners could work better together to reduce metal theft.