Gravestone rubble and church documents found dumped in field

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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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