from £200 to over £400 – what support is the council going to give to those who cannot afford this?
“The council also said where a headstone is found to be unsafe, lair owners are contacted in writing. I haven’t received any correspondence.”
Ms Thomson added: “If the council is going to pay to reset individual affected stones would it not be better to put in plinths to all affected graves?
“In my opinion the council are attempting to hide behind legislation stating that they are not responsible for repairs to headstones. The fact that future grave areas are provided with an already installed concrete plinth further identifies that the council should be expected to make good existing grave sites that have not been properly established.
“The current situation would appear to be the council attempting to minimise the cost of repairing the infrastructure of the initial area of the graveyard that did not properly address future subsidence, and is in fact their responsibility.”