Memorial Safety Inspections Piddington Cemetery & Churchyard

Memorial Safety Inspections will take place on 31st August 2022.

The Parish Council recognises that the inspection programme has the potential to cause distress, particularly where action is required and will aim to contact known memorial owners as quickly as possible to discuss any issues. If any memorial is deemed at immediate risk and the memorial owner is not known, clear information will be posted in the burial ground. A notice will be placed on or near the memorial, giving contact details and the period in which the contact should be made. Where the grave owner is known, the Council will contact them by letter to give them the opportunity to repair the memorial.

The Council will undertake visual inspections and hand tests. The Council will not utilise a mechanical method of testing (topple test) as these instruments are liable to overestimate the actual risk.

If anybody has any concerns or questions please do not hesitate to contact Alison Benson Clerk to the Parish Council.

Posted: Tue, 23 Aug 2022 09:17 by Alison Benson

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