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Petitioning Dereham Town Council

Reconsider their decision to sell a burial plot to a grieving mother


On the 26th May 2012 Warren Owen was killed in a motorcycle accident. Warren was 18 years old and was serving with the R.A.F. Following his funeral his mother applied to Dereham Town Council to buy the burial plot next to Warren. This application was turned down as the Council have stopped selling plots at Dereham cemetery. Exceptions can, and have, been made to this ruling, however the Council feels that they couldn’t justify the sale of this plot to the wider community.
I’m sure most people can imagine the agony that this family are suffering following the tragic loss of a treasured son. This suffering is being compounded by the Councils refusal to allow the sale of this plot under these tragic circumstances.
No mother should have to bury their son, but should this tragedy happen, surely mothers should have the right to have the knowledge that when their time comes, they will be buried next to their child.
I ask that you sign this petition to appeal to Dereham Town Council to reconsider their decision and to show that the wider community would have no objection to this sale.

Letter to
Dereham Town Council
I just signed the following petition addressed to: Dereham Town Council.

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Reconsider their decision to sell a burial plot to a grieving mother

On the 26th May 2012 Warren Owen was killed in a motorcycle accident. Warren was 18 years old and was serving with the R.A.F. Following his funeral his mother applied to Dereham Town Council to buy the burial plot next to Warren. This application was turned down as the Council have stopped selling plots at Dereham cemetery. Exceptions can, and have, been made to this ruling, however the Council feels that they couldn’t justify the sale of this plot to the wider community.
I’m sure most people can imagine the agony that this family are suffering following the tragic loss of a treasured son. This suffering is being compounded by the Councils refusal to allow the sale of this plot under these tragic circumstances.
No mother should have to bury their son, but should this tragedy happen, surely mothers should have the right to have the knowledge that when their time comes, they will be buried next to their child.
I ask that you sign this petition to appeal to Dereham Town Council to reconsider their decision and to show that the wider community would have no objection to this sale.
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Sincerely,