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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.”

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