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Kingshill Cemetery: Memorials

Posted: Thu, 09 Feb 2017 09:17 by John Kay

Kingshill Cemetery: Memorials

It has been brought to the attention of the Town Council that in the last few days a number of laid down grave memorials have been re-erected. These memorials have been laid down flat on the ground due to the fact they have become loose or deemed hazardous to the public visiting the Cemetery.

It is highly dangerous to the individual and visitors to the Cemetery should memorials be erected by non-professionals. Only qualified memorial masons are permitted to carry out this type of work in the Cemetery.

The Council carry our regular inspection of memorials and our staff are trained in manual handling to safely lay down these memorials. This is done to avoid the risk of a loose memorial falling on a child or and adult as has been the case in other Cemetery's where fatalities have unfortunately occurred.

While I understand that the individual responsible has more than likely carried out this in good faith, it is important that we speak to the person responsible to prevent further occurrences.

If anyone has information on those responsible I would ask that you contact the Town Clerk so that we can the highlight the issues in relation to the memorials.

Tags: Communication, Council, Kingshill Cemetery