(Off Pooles Lane, Winsham, Chard, Somerset)
Winsham Parish Council has a
responsibility placed upon it by the Health & Safety Executive to ensure
that Memorials in the Cemetery are safe for visitors and passers-by.
Under the provisions of the Local Authorities Cemeteries Order 1977 (LACO) Article 6(1) the Parish Council has the authority to take immediate action to make safe dangerous memorials. LACO also allows the parish
council to remove an unstable memorial, which presents no immediate risk, once
it has posted public notices and sought the permission of the owners (if they
can be identified), before taking action.
good management over the years, there are no memorials considered dangerous
enough to warrant immediate removal.
There is however one which is beginning to cause concern, and is listed
Clerk would like to hear from anyone who has an interest in the memorial stone
listed, to ensure that their views are known before the Parish Council takes
any action which it considers necessary.
M F Young
Teresa Pinder, PSLCC
c/o Jubilee Hall