15,000 headstones to be checked at cemeteries across Conwy

OWNERS of graves in cemeteries across Conwy are being asked to make sure their contact details are up-to-date.

Conwy Bereavement Services will begin testing headstones in their cemeteries this month.

A spokesperson for Conwy County Borough Council said: “We will be testing 15,000 headstones to make sure they are safe for people visiting the cemeteries.

“If we find headstones which are unsafe we will lie them flat on the grave, where possible, and write to the grave owner to explain.

“If you receive a letter from us, please do not try to make the repairs yourself – you’ll need to contact a registered, approved memorial mason to repair or reinstate the headstone.

“Please make sure we have your contact details if you are a grave owner so we can contact you.”

People can email BereavementServices@conwy.gov.uk for more information and send their updated contacted details.

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