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Rules and Regulations in respect of the Borough Cemeteries

Disclaimers and responsibility for loss or damage

  1. The Council accepts no liability for any fatal or personal injuries sustained by anyone entering a Council Cemetery (in the absence of negligence by the Council, its employees or sub-contracted employees).
  2. The Council accepts no liability (so far as is reasonable) for any loss or damage occasioned by any person entering a Council Cemetery.
  3. The Council will not accept any liability in respect of accident or damage to memorials. It is the responsibility of the owner or owners of any memorial to keep it in good condition and repair. Broken, damaged or unsafe memorials will be made safe by the Cemeteries Superintendent and or the Asset Management Team, as precaution to public safety.
  4. The Council has the right, when necessary, to gain access across any grave and may remove or lay flat any memorial without notice or compensation to the owner.
  5. The Council shall not be responsible or accept any liability for orders or documents sent by post. Neither will the Council accept responsibility for errors following telephoned instructions, which should always be confirmed in writing, when requested.


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