Memorial safety survey

What will happen?

A safety survey of the memorials in all the borough's cemeteries is carried out as part of our approved cemeteries memorial safety programme on a 5-year rolling programme of work.

Testing equipment will only be used if movement is felt during the hand test but the memorial does not immediately fall. If the memorial would continue to fall under pressure, then equipment may be used to test the memorials safety.

Any memorials found to be unstable on the day of inspection will be temporarily secured with a memorial support, laid down flat or cordoned off.

A structural engineer will assess the older and larger memorials.