Allow flowers to be left for Catherine Wells-Burr or Chard, Somerset at the scene where she was found despite complaints.
On the 12th September 2012, Catherine Wells-Burr of Chard (or 'Caf' as known by her friends), a very much loved and respected friend and family member's body was devastatingly found in her car at Ashill in Somerset alongside the A358. Ever since, friends, family and others wishing to pay respects have visited the scene, a small junction tucked away in a side road of the A358, and have continuously left flowers, lit candles for her, mourned her death and celebrated her life. Unfortunately, police proceedings are still in progress and Caf hasn't yet been properly put to rest. The scene of her final moments is a nice sentiment for those who loved and cared for her to meet up, laugh about times shared with her and offer support to eachother. On the 19th November 2012, just a couple of months after the devastation of the loss of Caf, a thoughtless complaint from an unnamed local woman was made to Somerset County Council about the flowers, cellophane wrapping they were in, candles and other items left in memory and respect to Caf. Mercilessly, the council cleared the entire area of any last scrap of anything to do with Caf much to the disgust of everyone that cared for her. The beautiful sentiment that had been naturally created in memory of Caf had been heartlessly ruined just as quickly as the time it took for the council to destroy everything. No family members or friends were contacted to remove anything that was personally valuable to them before it was removed for them, and no notice at all was given. Friends and family will still continue to leave flowers and light candles for Caf regardless of any mindless complaints but we all want everything to stay that way until she is put to rest - Not a huge request, but one that can easily be granted on a grass verge tucked away by a road that is rarely used. Please take a few moments to sign this petition if you agree that the actions taken by the woman that complained and those of the local council are brutally disgusting. If you knew Caf, or if you didn't, please act now so that anything left in Caf's memory will remain in her memory and not heartlessly destroyed without warning!