Flintshire County Council Bereavement Services staff will be undertaking safety inspections of headstones within the following cemeteries during July:
Â· Hawarden No1
Â· Hawarden No2
Â· Greenfield No 2
Â· Northop Road, Flint
This work is required to comply with Health and Safety regulations and the Ministry of Justice Guidance on Memorial Safety. The inspections are being carried out by officers who will make sure all work is carried out professionally and with due respect. Every headstone will be carefully examined and tested for stability to ensure that it is not in danger of toppling over and causing injury to visitors or employees working in the cemetery. Headstones that fail the test and are deemed to be unsafe will be identified accordingly, temporarily supported or laid flat.