The National Memorial Arboretum at Alrewas
A Lichfield project is in line for an award. The Crowded Places initative, which aims to make the National Memorial Arboretum at Alrewas even more secure, is in the running for a Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation (CIHT) Security in the Public Realm. The project – which is a partnership between Lichfield District Council, Staffordshire Police and the National Memorial Arboretum – involved making a full security assessment of the arboretum and applying to the Home Office for funding. After the recommendations were approved, a series of measures – such as installing vehicle barriers, CCTV and training staff – were put in place. Cllr Neil Roberts said:
“We are all delighted to have been nominated for this award. The council’s building control team worked hard to manage and implement this project. It is a great example of partnership working – achieving value for money, while using solutions that will help to protect the many visitors that come to this iconic site.”
Charlie Bagot-Jewitt, chief executive of the National Memorial Arboretum, added:
“Our partners deserve great recognition for the work they have done in making the arboretum a safe and secure site for our many thousands of visitors. This project ran smoothly and efficiently, and we’re very pleased with the results.”
The winner will be announced on June 15.


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