Memorial Safety Testing in Roade Cemetery
As part of its rolling memorial safety programme Roade Parish Council will be testing memorials in Roade Cemetery from Wednesday 4th May.
As the landowner, Roade Parish Council is obliged to undertake this work to ensure that its cemetery is a safe place for the public to visit. Under this safety testing programme all memorials over 500mm in height will be tested by trained staff using industry approved testing 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.
Roade Parish Council does not fix any memorials but can make a memorial safe by digging it into the ground (subject to a fee).
Only British Register of Accredited Memorial Masons (BRAMM) or National Association of Memorial Masons (NAMM) members can fix memorials in the cemetery.
Roade Parish Council endeavours to carry out this with minimal disruption. However, we would ask that any visitors to the cemetery take note of the warning signs and exercise caution near memorials during this testing.
Posted: Thu, 28 Apr 2022 14:58 by Parish Clerk