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Council aim for 'military-style' cemetery

Locals are up in arms after Caerphilly County Borough Council removed stone edgers, gravel and ornaments from graves in Bedwellty Cemetery without the permission of the grave owners.

A public meeting was held last night where locals were told the council are trying to turn it into a lawn 'military style' cemetery. Locals were assured that the council has suspended all works until the matter can be resolved.

"We appreciate that this is a very sensitive issue and the works have been temporarily suspended pending a review of procedures. The council has adopted a Lawn Grave Policy in its cemeteries to ensure there is a consistent approach to the appearance of the plots.

– Caerphilly County Borough Council