Work is being carried out at Radwinter Road Cemetery in Saffron Walden to ensure it is safe for the public to visit.

Landowners Saffron Walden Town Council began testing memorials at the cemetery in June.

Under the safety testing programme, all memorials are being tested by trained staff using industry approved testing procedures.

While the town council does not fix memorials themselves, they can make a memorial safe on request by digging it into the ground. Memorials can only be fixed by British Register of Accredited Memorial Masons (BRAMM) members.

The cemetery officer has sent letters to Exclusive Right of Burials owners who have unsafe memorials on their graves.


While some owners are having remedial works carried out, others who do not intend to do the works - or who do not respond to the letter - will have their memorials secured by the council.

Any memorials found to be unsafe are either laid flat or sunk into the ground, secured with a temporary stake, or cordoned off to ensure they do not present a risk to cemetery visits.

The council aims to carry out the work with minimal disruption, however visitors are asked to exercise caution near memorials during testing.