Advanced Notice of Memorial Safety Testing in Daventry Cemeteries

Advanced Notice of Memorial Safety Testing in Daventry Cemeteries

As part of our rolling memorial safety programme, Daventry Town Council will begin testing memorials in Welton Road Cemetery and Holy Cross Cemeteries from May 2022.

As the burial authority in this cemetery, Daventry Town Council is obliged to undertake this work to ensure that its cemeteries are safe places for the public to visit. Under this safety testing programme, all memorials will be tested using industry approved procedures. Any memorials found to be unsafe are either: Laid flat; secured with a temporary stake; or cordoned off, to ensure that they do not present a risk to visitors to the cemetery.

Daventry Town Council does not fix any memorials and will contact grave owners to arrange to undertake relevant repairs. Only BRAMM or NAMM registered stonemasons are authorised to fix memorials in our cemeteries.

We will endeavour to carry out this work with minimal disruption. However, we would ask visitors to the cemetery to take note of the warning signs and exercise caution near memorials during this testing.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Posted: Wed, 04 May 2022 13:00 by Daventry Town Council

Tags: Cemeteries, Community, Daventry, Safety Testing