More cash to sta­bilise head­stones

Evening Telegraph (Late Extra Edition) - - COURT REPORTS -

PLANS to spend an­other £40,000 to sta­bilise head­stones in Dundee ceme­ter­ies will be dis­cussed by coun­cil­lors next week.

The work is part of more than £70,000 of en­vi­ron­men­tal ten­ders to be con­sid­ered, which in­clude work to spruce-up Provost Road and Can­ning Street by plant­ing trees and mak­ing other im­prove­ments.

Na­tive trees, such as sil­ver birch, hawthorn and white­beam, will be planted to en­hance air qual­ity.

Space will be cre­ated to make room for Eurobins, tak­ing tra­di­tional bins off the street.

Neigh­bour­hood ser­vices com­mit­tee con­vener Kevin Cordell said it is im­por­tant to im­prove the appearance of the city.

He said: “These projects are im­por­tant to mak­ing the city look and feel more at­trac­tive. I’m sure these works will en­rich our lo­cal en­vi­ron­ment and en­sure ev­ery­one can en­joy it.”

In ad­di­tion to the work, coun­cil­lors are be­ing asked to ap­prove a ten­der for the con­tin­u­a­tion of the ceme­tery head­stone sta­bil­ity pro­gramme.

The coun­cil has made sig­nif­i­cant progress in the last few years in record­ing and mak­ing head­stones safe. Any dan­ger­ous ones of up to 5ft have been dealt with dur­ing the in­spec­tion process.

Fund­ing of £40,000 is avail­able to help fu­ture ef­forts to make any dan­ger­ous stones safe and to con­tinue an in­spec­tion pro­gramme.

Mr Cordell added: “This in­vest­ment will al­low an on­go­ing safety regime across our ceme­ter­ies.”

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