Disgusted over ban on 'trinkets'
TO SAY I'm disgusted at the 'trinket ban' in certain areas of Carmountside Crematorium is a gross understatement. Myself and my family have a number of relatives buried at Carmountside and feel totally violated and upset that the council has now come up with the idiotic idea of "sensitively" disposing of our property. Let's remember this is our family buried there, on our plot of land that we purchased from the council.
How many families cannot only afford to buy flowers weekly, but get to the cemetery weekly to replace them, as obviously that's what it will mean?
What happens if relatives have a large family and only two grave pots on the headstone, does that mean it will be first come, first served on who gets to leave their flowers as we can no longer leave them in vases?
At Christmas, does it mean we can longer place wreaths on, as they are not 'real flowers'?
I think the fat cats sat behind desks in the council offices who thought of this should at least have the decency of speaking to the bereaved families face to face in a local meeting and see what they have to say.
I hope that all of the families come together to make a stand on this because I, for one, will not let this matter lie.
ANGELA RAYNES Ball Green