Two quarters of the cemetery have now had memorials tested, this completes the 2018 and 2019 quarter-phases of testing. Repair work is now underway in these sections and the remaining two quarters are scheduled to be tested in 2020 and 2021.
The tested side, (which is the unconsecrated Melbourne side), has had over seventy stakes removed leaving just three staked memorials that were deemed too unsafe to leave unstaked, These seventy memorials have been repaired and re-tested to ensure they are now safe.
One stone that had been laid flat has now been re-erected and more of the laid stones, (from earlier test carried out over the last few decades) are being considered for re-erection in the coming months.
Further work is required such as turning stones over that have fallen face down and repairs will continue to be carried out on the consecrated Kings Newton side when safety issues become apparent.
Should any member of the public discover a memorial to be potentially dangerous they should call the Sexton on 07966 461416.