The installation of the concrete raft, which is being carried out in the as-yet unused section of the cemetery, will be used to anchor the gravestones and keep them stable, as well as reducing the amount of maintenance needed to keep this section of the cemetery tidy.
Work is due to start this Wednesday (June 8) and is expected to take around a week to complete. Noise will be kept to a minimum during the installation and all work will be suspended when funerals are taking place.
None of the existing graves in the rest of Wigginton Cemetery will be affected by the works.
Cllr Joy Goodall, Cabinet Member for Environment and Culture, said, “The installation of this raft system will mean that headstones attached to it will be safer, more stable and easier to maintain.
“We can assure people with loved ones buried in Wigginton Cemetery that the works will not affect the existing graves in any way. The workforce will be respectful while they are carrying out the works and no installation will be done while funerals are taking place.”