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Work to be carried out on memorial benches at town cemetery
3:00pm Monday 12th August 2013 in News
MEMORIAL benches at Redditch’s Abbey Cemetery are set to be carefully refurbished to ensure they stay in top condition.
Following feedback from visitors, council staff and volunteers will begin sympathetic works on benches that appear to be in need of treatment from Tuesday, August 27. Selected benches will be rubbed down and appropriate products applied to improve their longevity and the aesthetics of the cemetery.
Anyone with an interest in a memorial bench at the cemetery is being invited to discuss the works with cemetery staff by Friday, August 23.
Councillor Debbie Taylor, who is responsible for local environment, said: “Visitors to the cemetery have mentioned that a number of memorial benches have started looking in need of some TLC. Unfortunately some families move on or are unable to carry out work to the benches themselves.
“That’s why we would like to do some maintenance work on them. But before we start we’re providing an opportunity for anyone who would rather do the work themselves to talk with us so we can understand any concerns or issues.
“We won’t do any work on benches where people tell us not to. Neither will there be any need to work on benches that look like they are already being regularly cared for.”
With lots of benches appearing to need attention, the work is likely take a few months.
For more information, call the council’s bereavement services on 01527 62174 or email firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, August 23.
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