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Headstone survey

From: 01/05/2017 To: 30/06/2017.

Harborough District Council is to carry out a headstone survey for safety reasons in line with Ministry of Justice guidelines.

The church yards and cemeteries to be surveyed include:

  • Husbands Bosworth church yard
  • Swinford church yard
  • Catthorpe church yard
  • Bitteswell churchyard
  • Claybrooke Parva churchyard
  • Leire church yard
  • Northampton Road, Market Harborough cemetery

The inspections will begin in May 2017. Any memorials found to be unsafe will have a notice placed next to them informing of the instability. Any found to be dangerous will also be either supported using temporary stakes/cordoned off or laid down as appropriate.

The memorial owner is responsible for any remedial work required and will be contacted if necessary.

For further information please contact Harborough District Council by email via or telephone 01858 828282.