The Portfolio Holder introduced the report which explained that the existing policy and procedure for inspecting memorial headstones, in both open and closed cemeteries, had been reviewed in line with guidance issued by the Ministry of Justice and the Health and Safety Executive. The review had also considered data gathered during the inspection process. The report provided Members with an update on the present position, summarised the key findings of the reviewed risk assessment, and detailed proposed changes to the policy and procedures for the safe management of memorials in the Borough.
That (i) the current position with regard to memorial testing and inspection be noted.
(ii) the updated policy and operational procedures as set out in Appendix 1 to the report be adopted.