Memorial information day

​Date: 28/10/2014
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An information day is being held at Pontefract Cemetery to advise residents about a programme of memorial safety checks due to start next month.

The open day, arranged by Wakefield Council, takes place on November 5 from 10am – 2pm and gives locals the chance to speak with officers to understand the memorial safety programme and what it means for Pontefract Cemetery. Memorial safety checks will start at the cemetery on November 17.

Cllr Maureen Cummings, Cabinet Member for Environment and Communities said: "It is extremely important to ensure memorial safety across cemeteries in our district to make them as safe as possible for visitors and employees.

"This event will provide residents with a deeper understanding into the essential work done by our officers and I encourage anybody who wishes to speak to our teams and learn more about this national campaign to come along."

Funeral Directors and local Councillors have also been invited to come along to the information day.
This on-going work forms part of a programme of memorial safety taking place across the district in line with national guidelines.

Anyone wanting more information about the programme can visit www.wakefield.gov.uk/bereavement where there is also a video showing how the test is performed.