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This page tells you what to do if there is a notice on your memorial that says it is unsafe.


If your memorial is unsafe the person responsible for it must take steps to make it safe.

This may be the owner or the stonemason who erected the memorial.

The owner is the lease or deed holder of the grave or cremated remains plot.

If a memorial is unsafe

We may temporarily stake and band the memorial to make it safe.

We put a notice on the memorial that says it's unsafe.

We contact the person responsible for it.

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.