Why People Can't Metal Detect and Dig in Cutts Close
Everything that happens in Cutts Close park is governed by the fact
Both the grounds of Oakham Castle and Cutts Close were classified as Scheduled
Monument 17018 in the Ancient Monuments and Architectural Areas Act 1979 as “Oakham
motte and bailey castle and medieval gardens”.
The site was registered with the Land Registry in 2005 as Title Number LT375494
If Oakham Town Council want to carry out any works in Cutts Close it has to pay
English Heritage large fees for archaeology surveys up to £600 for a tree planting.
As well as laws there is a national code of practice for metal detector user and the
National Association suggest anyone wanting to take up this pastime should join
a club or association.
Another act to consider is the Treasure Act. The British Museum point out that
any user is required to seek the land owners consent before detecting and they
state every piece of land has a owner who has rights to finds and of course in some
cases the government.
Some places in the country you can find yourself in bother by just picking up items
A example of that is the old bottle site in Welwyn Garden City
Some people give out incorrect information like the husband of a former Mayor
on Twitter this afternoon and I am not speaking about the former Mayor who is
currently trolling me on Facebook.
He tweeted the police to say the man had a licence rather odd when.
The Home Office scrapped licenses in 1980. However it is now required on some beaches that a permit be obtained. Further information can be obtained from the Crown Estates website
Never had to speak to anyone about #MetalDetecting before but on certain sites you simply can't do it. Advice is advice take it or leave it.— Oakham Police (@OakhamPolice) October 23, 2016