“I don’t think think they will be happy until they have rows of anonymous crosses like a war cemetery in Belgium”
These are tragic times for Dot Daly from Chadwell St Mary. Her son Glen, 24, died in a motorcycle accident in Crete in June. As Dot and her pillar of strength husband, Les, fight for justice on one count,they now find that they have the might of bureaucracy against them as they seem to have installed an “illegal” grave.
Basically, edging stones around graves are against the regulations and may have to be removed.
It probably doesn’t help to write a piece which stokes the emotions. The Daly’s may well have been given the correct advice by the funeral services but in grief you sometimes are not at your most focussed.
A Thurrock Council spokesman said: “Thurrock Council’s regulations for lawn sections in burial grounds do not allow for kerbs surrounding graves because they increase difficulties around maintenance.
“Stonemasons, who have installed kerb stones in lawn sections without permission, may face some form of enforcement to remove them.”