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Apology over damaged graves

Created on 29/03/2018 @ 10:23
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Powys County Council has issued a sincere apology after we revealed that some graves at Welshpool’s Maesgwasted Cemetery had been damaged.

Families were horrified to find over the weekend that grave diggers had damaged memorials, and an immediate investigation was launched.

And now the Cabinet Member for Highways, Councillor Phyl Davies, has issued apologised.

He said: “Regrettably when work was being carried out to prepare a new grave at the Maesgwastyd Cemetery, damage occurred to the surrounding area and neighbouring burial plots.

“We sincerely apologise for the damage and the distress it has caused to families. An investigation is underway to find out how the damage happened and action taken to avoid similar issues in the future.

“Grounds staff will carry out remedial work at the site as soon as possible.”

Welshpool County Councillor Graham Breeze said he was “appalled and upset” by the situation and has urged anyone whose loved ones graves have been damaged to write to Nigel Brinn, Head of Service, Highways, Transportation & Recycling at Powys County Council, Spa East Road, Llandrindod, Powys, LD1 5LG.



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