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Memorial Safety

We undertake a rolling programme of memorial assessments

Trained staff check memorials to make sure they do not pose a potential or immediate danger to cemetery users.

Memorials that are potentially dangerous

We will attach a notice to a memorial that is considered potentially dangerous. This asks the Exclusive Rights holder to contact a memorial mason to make the memorial more secure. 

Where known, we will write to the Exclusive Rights holder to advise them that their memorial is likely to become unsafe and needs work to improve its condition.

We may also apply a temporary support.

A further inspection will be scheduled in 12 months. 

Memorials that are dangerous now

A notice will be attached to a memorial that is judged to be an immediate danger to the public at the time of assessment. It will ask the Exclusive Rights holder to instruct a memorial mason to address the issue.

The memorial will also be laid flat to reduce the risk of public injury.

Where known, we will write to the Exclusive Rights holder to inform them of this. 

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