Plastic Flowers banned at local cemetery
A cemetery on Keynsham has banned the use of plastic flowers as they pose a ‘health and safety risk’, said council workers. The controversial decision has sparked outrage with a number of grieving families, having had the plastic flowers confiscated and destroyed unless they are collected from the chapel of rest nearby.
The move comes after council workers believed that the plastic flowers were posing serious risks and that action needed to be taken. Concerns grew over fears of the lawn mower cutting over the plastic flowers.
Local residents are outraged. One resident had explained that it was ‘simply unfair, many elderly people cannot always make it to the cemetery since they moved the bus stop. Many of the elderly residents left plastic flowers as it is cheaper than continuously leaving fresh flowers.’
The local residents are continuing the fight to allow for plastic flowers on the graves of their loved ones.