Apply cemetery rules with more sensitivity, say Vale deputies

CEMETERY rules must be implemented with more sensitivity, Vale deputies have said.

The relevant rules of the grave plot contract have been pinned up in the Vale Cemetery. (Picture by Tom Tardif 1286410, )
The relevant rules of the grave plot contract have been pinned up in the Vale Cemetery. (Picture by Tom Tardif 1286410, )

CEMETERY rules must be implemented with more sensitivity, Vale deputies have said.

The issue has arisen after the flower holders on Philip Webb’s Vale Cemetery grave were removed without his family’s permission and the earth was filled in around it and seeded with grass.

Deputy Matt Fallaize said he could understand why Mr Webb’s mother, Marilyn Vidamour, was upset.

He added that the cemetery rules were not deficient and those in charge of the area did a ‘marvellous job’ of maintaining it. But he thought in this case the committee should have contacted the family and spoken to them one-to-one.

Fellow Vale deputy Mary Lowe agreed unnecessary upset had been caused.

Comments for: "Apply cemetery rules with more sensitivity, say Vale deputies"

Spartacus

Well said Vale deputies, I completely this situation should be dealt with sensitively. Nothing else to it.

valeite

Unless this is an old photo, not every grave is treated the same, because if you look at the picture, the graves are just like the committee say they should not be. One rule for one and another rule for others.

Stiletto

@ Valeite

Do you know this cemetary? It is very large, in pleasant surroundings and, very well kept throughout.

Mrs Vidamour has had a very upsetting experience and I wonder if her visit coincided with maybe a couple of days' work in progress?

I doubt that the said Deputies will be of much use,token stance doesn't mean anything; the care taken already in the cemetary is much appreciated by those of us who have loved ones interred there.

valeite

Stiletto,

I do know this cemetery very well and will end up there myself in future.

My parents are buried in St. Sampsons cemetery and the same rules apply, it is a very sensitive subject.

I am sure this could have been treated with a lot more sensitivity than it has been.