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Visitors to Eltham Palace 'can do their bit for conservation'

Published: Saturday 12th of July 2008

Visitors to London attractions and historic buildings such as Eltham Palace can do their bit in helping to preserve the ancient monuments for the pleasure of future generations, it has been reported.

According to Heritage at Risk, throughout England areas of heritage are at risk with one in 12 of 70,000 protected heritage sites at "high risk of neglect or decay or inappropriate change" according to Lord Bruce-Lockhart, Chairman of English Heritage.

While local authorities can do much to help protect the sites, members of the public visiting sites including Eltham Palace can also assist.

By keeping their eyes peeled, visitors to such landmarks can make authorities and staff aware of any incidents they spot of misuse, vandalism and so forth.

"These are places, buildings and landscapes that have the potential to shape the quality and even the course of our lives, that is why we have launched the Heritage at Risk register, to save this precious and finite resource for the future," Lord Lockhart concluded.

Such damage to buildings like Eltham Palace could come from ploughing, scrub and tree growth, lack of funds, inappropriate development, burrowing animals, vandalism and natural erosion.

London Pass holder can receive free entry to Eltham Palace.

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