Over recent years Council has permitted families or relatives of people who have been interred in The Avenue Cemetery to place flowers or decorations over the grave for a short period of time. Council’s policy states that plants or other items can be on the site of a grave or ashes interment for a maximum period of one month.
The Avenue Cemetery is a lawn cemetery and has been designed not as a permanent garden site for graves but ultimately for all graves/ashes interments to be covered in grass.
It is our contractor’s unenviable job to ensure that after the one month period these items are removed to allow the grave site to be grassed, and we will endeavour that when this occurs to have all the items placed in a cardboard box for families to collect.
Please understand that this is a last course of action, but The Avenue Cemetery is a lawn cemetery and that does not allow for permanent memorials to be placed anywhere other than the headstones or headstone beams. Your actions in removing items from the grave before the permitted period has elapsed would be appreciated.
Thank you for your understanding in this matter. We will for our part continue to do our very best to pay our respects to your family or friends who are interred at The Avenue Cemetery by providing an attractive cemetery.
For information on the District's other cemeteries please contact Council's Customer Service Team.