The Town Council amended the Cemetery Regulations at their meeting on the 1st September 2015.
Funeral Directors and Stone Masons should be reminded to give a copy of the Cemetery Rules to the families when funeral arrangements are made and when memorial stones are erected.
After publication in the Roundabout, a period of 3 months shall be given for items to be removed, including the wooden crosses, after which the Town Council will remove and store the items.
AMENDMENTS TO THE CEMETERY REGULATIONS
Small wooden crosses will be allowed, for a period of 12 months, prior to the erection of a headstone.
No permanent wooden crosses will be allowed.
No planting on graves will be allowed, but floral tributes will be allowed.
No plant pots, troughs, trinkets, lights, stone or plastic animals etc. etc. will be allowed.
All new Garden of Remembrance tablets should include an integral vase for flowers, and installed level with the ground.