Council announces schedule for memorial safety inspections in Flintshire cemeteries
The locations for this year’s rolling programme of safety inspections for memorials, conducted across Flintshire County Council cemeteries, have been announced.
The Bereavement Services Staff conducts these inspections every three years, with the goal of ensuring memorial stability and safety.
Notices will be posted in the cemetery, advising which sections are due for inspection.
Grave owners who are worried about the safety of their memorials should get in touch with the Bereavement Services section.
If a memorial is found to be unsafe during testing, the Bereavement Services staff will inform all registered grave owners – if they have up-to-date contact details – or place a small notice on the grave.
Grave owners and relatives will have around a a month to fix the memorial before wooden supports are put in place to stop it from falling over.
This year, the Flintshire County Council Memorial Safety Programme will inspect cemeteries at Bagillt, Greenfield 1, Holywell, Flint, London Road, and Kelsterton. These inspections will take place in July and August.
Flintshire County Council is encouraging all grave owners to keep their contact details updated. This allows for prompt communication if a memorial is found to be unsafe during testing.
Grave owners can get repair forms directly from the Bereavement Services Office for their convenience. Once these forms are filled out, they can be handed to their chosen stone or memorial mason for repair work.
Flintshire County Council Memorial Safety Programme will this year be undertaken in the following cemeteries:
London Road; and
Inspections will be carried out during July & August.
— Flintshire Council (@FlintshireCC) July 11, 2023
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