For many years people have been putting flowers and mementoes at crematoriums and grave yards in memory of their loved ones. Bristol City Council has now banned all flowers and mementoes from Canford memorial gardens, that are not located in flower holders incorporated into the memorial stones. The council has removed numerous pots, flower sand mementoes placed by bereaved visitors, many naturally of sentimental importance. Many of these items have also been disposed of by the Council. The council has shown a complete lack of compassion and sensitivity for the bereaved visitors. The crematorium is normally a relaxing peaceful place, surrounded by beautiful flowers whatever the season, it is now much more sombre. The councils reason is to `maintain the appearance of the gardens\'. This is very sad because the relatives and friends who tend the plots, are in fact those who wish to maintain the appearance of the crematorium and are given no consideration or consultation on the matter. Please show your support for our campaign for the right to place flowers and mementoes on the memorial stones of our relatives, by adding your details to the petition below: PLEASE NOTE WHEN YOU SUMBIT YOUR SIGNATURE YOU WILL BE ASKED FOR A DONATION, PLEASE IGNORE THIS, YOUR SIGNATURE WILL HAVE BEEN RECORDED BY THIS STAGE.
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Amanda Heath, United Kingdom7 years ago Comments: To see the distress of my 81 yeqr old mother when she visits my sisters memorial to find her vase gone and her flowers thrown on the ground is something I find very hard to bear. I think it is disgusting to tamper with the memorials of our loved one which is tended every week with love and and a desperately aching heart for our great feeling of loss of our sister and our mothers daughter
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