Town Council decide against headstone repairs at Trusthorpe

IT was decided at last Monday’s community amenities meeting that repairs to damaged headstones at Trusthorpe cemetery in Sutton Road will not be funded by the town council.

As reported on April 11, many headstones were damaged by vandals. The town council considered donating towards repairs, but this now will not happen,

A town council statement said: “After much debate and consideration and sympathy with the headstone owners the council resolved not to donate towards the cost of repairing the headstones. The principals behind the decision were that the headstones were the responsibility of the owner and were in effect private property.”