Gravestone rubble and church documents found dumped in field

Published date: 13 July 2011 |
Published by: Staff reporter
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BROKEN gravestones and orders of service have been found dumped in a field.

Mystery surrounds how rubble and paper, including an order of service from a funeral held last month, were found piled up on land near Ffynnon y Cyff, Lixwm.

Saltney Mold Junction councillor Klaus Armstrong-Braun made the discovery while walking on Sunday and described the disposal of the waste as “insensitive”.

He said: “People’s bereavement documents have been dumped in the middle of a field. There was a lot of rubble. There were flagstones, gravestones and service booklets from a very recent service from June.”

An order of service from St Michael’s Church, Nannerch, and others Flintshire churches were discovered at the site, which is believed to be privately owned.

He said: “Action should be taken over this. I am going to report this to Flintshire Council. This is unauthorised dumping.

“I would like to find out how this waste got there. These orders of service have information like names and addresses on them.

“There is a waterhole nearby and I am concerned it will be used to fill it up.”

Rev Adrian Copping, rector for the parishes of Cilcain, Gwernaffield, Llanferres, Nannerch and Rhydymwyn, said: “I’m not aware of how it could have got there. We deal with getting rid of any waste in the proper way.”

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  1. Posted by: kevinweston at 16:06 on 13 July 2011 Report

    If you Google "Ffynnon y Cyff, Lixwm"; it is the home of a Funeral Director. What a coincidence!

  2. Posted by: whatson at 16:14 on 13 July 2011 Report

    oh dear... I hope Flintshire council have the same initiative as you!..... then again

  3. Posted by: Roland Cleth at 08:36 on 14 July 2011 Report

    I think the fact that Klaus tells the Leader about this BEFORE he tells the Council says rather a lot about him. Indeed, the fact that he actually felt the need to involve the Leader at all speaks volumes.

  4. Posted by: plainspeaking at 09:47 on 14 July 2011 Report

    this bloke always finds thing when he is out walking, still it keeps his name in the papers and ensures the local num pties vote for him

  5. Posted by: rjb01 at 10:45 on 14 July 2011 Report

    Wandering around on privately owned land again, Klaus will do anything to keep his name in the press. Like it or not, at times these things need to be disposed of.

  6. Posted by: a cahill at 17:40 on 14 July 2011 Report

    Strange how it has come to pass that the first three Cllrs on Flintshire Councils web-site all have a fetish about rubbish..if its not smelly nappies or flea ridden mattresses it this kind of trash....appearing in the Leader with photgraph attached...must be a competition or something

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