The Charity is hoping that valuable stolen ridge tiles might be spotted by eagle-eyed builders.

The Consolidated Charity is an endowed charity which aims to benefit the residents of Burton by providing almshouse accommodation and by making charitable grants to individuals in need and to organisations which serve the community.

The charity’s grants and donations are a mainstay for many groups and organisations in Burton and it generates its own funds in several ways, including owning and renting out properties in the town.

One of it’s Burton properties has now been targeted by thieves with 30 ridge tiles having been taken from the building in High Street, leaving the charity with no option but to dip into funds that would go to good causes to replace them unless they can be returned.

Ben Robinson, the Chairman of the charity, said: “These are blue ridge tiles and it’s a listed building so it’s going to be expensive to replace them. They are very old and so could be easily spotted.

“The charity has never been more needed in the town and every penny we can give to good causes is vital so we are hoping that we don’t have to dip into our funds and that a builder or someone in the trade may see them come onto the market and report it.”

For more information, call the clerk’s office on 01283 527067.

The charity is run by a group of volunteer trustees. Anyone wishing to apply for a grant or to find out more about the charity should visit

This entry was posted on September 30, 2020