The memorial inspection program is suspended

The program has been suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic until further notice. Please be safe around memorials whilst visiting cemeteries. If you have a concern about a memorial that is not your own please contact Bereavement Services.

What to do if your memorial becomes unstable or if a notice is placed on the grave to say the memorial is unsafe.

If a memorial is unsafe

We may put a notice on it to identify it as potentially unsafe.

If we feel that the memorial is a danger to itself or visitors to the cemetery, we will lay it down.

We may try to contact the grave owner if we have a recent contact.

Making your memorial safe

Have it repaired or laid down by a Kirklees accredited monumental mason or a stonemason who is registered with either BRAMM (British Register of Accredited Memorial Masons) or NAMM (National Association of Memorial Masons).

Or Contact Bereavement Services and ask for the memorial to be laid down.

If you are concerned about your memorial

Arrange for an inspection by a registered memorial mason or a trained member of our staff.

Arrange insurance cover. A memorial erected by a registered memorial mason should stand for at least 30 years without repair. Masons can advise which companies offer this.

Keep your contact details up to date with us so we can tell you about future inspections.