Memorial Safety Testing in Wotton-under-Edge Cemetery Wortley Road

Memorial Safety Testing in Wotton-under-Edge Cemetery, Wortley Road.

As part of its rolling memorial safety programme Wotton-under-Edge Town Council will begin testing memorials in the Wortley Road cemetery on 28th February 2022.

As the land owner, Wotton-under-Edge Town Council is obliged to undertake this work to ensure that the cemetery is a safe place for the public to visit.

Under this safety testing programme all memorials over 625mm 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.  The Town Council does not fix any memorials

Only British Register of Accredited Memorial Masons (BRAMM) members can fix memorials in the cemetery.

We will do our best to carry out this work 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. wue-logo-250