MEMORIAL SAFETY TESTING
ODIHAM CEMETERY, KING STREET, ODIHAM.
As part of Odiham Parish Council’s memorial safety programme, testing of memorials will begin in Odiham Cemetery from 1st November 2021.
As the land owner, Odiham Parish Council is obliged to undertake this work to ensure that the cemetery is a safe place for the public to visit. Testing will be carried out on all memorials over 18 inches/ 457mm in height, in line with the Council’s Memorial Testing Policy:
Any memorial found to be unsafe will be marked with a letter:
For memorials under 15 years old – memorials will be staked and banded. The owner/family will be required to arrange repair within 12 months by a NAMM or BRAMM registered Memorial Mason to avoid the monument being laid flat.
For failed memorials over 15 years old – the memorial will be laid flat and notification sent to the exclusive rights holder at the last known address.
Odiham Parish Council endeavours to carry out testing with minimal disruption and asks all cemetery visitors to take note of warning signs during testing.