Prevent children’s resting places being vandalised. Close public footpath at night

Prevent children’s resting places being vandalised. Close public footpath at night

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Abbie smith started this petition to Hereford Council and Local MP

Hereford Crematorium is where many of herefordshire’s children and adults are laid to rest including my own 6 week old son Harry. Unfortunately many parents and family members including myself have found people to find it satisfying to destroy, vandalise, and demolish sentimental items placed on graves and special gardens for children and adults within Hereford crematorium. 

My son Harry passed away on the 18th January 2016 and since being laid to rest he has had an uncountable amount of items damaged and it does not matter what you try to do to prevent it nobody helps. When I laid my son to rest just like other parents you expect your child or loved one to be left at peace and not have their precious items damaged by anyone. Burying a loved one causes so much devastation and heartache alone without having  to go and visit and noticing such disregard to our loved ones items and to the grief that is already unbearable.  

A petition should not have to be started to make people understand that this is not the right act to do to anyone, and for the ones that may read this petition that has done or witnessed this I plead with you on behalf of myself and other members of this community please speak up, tell the authorities, talk to crematorium staff, make this devastating situation stop. This has been a situation that has been happening for a long time and is causing so much distress to many families, so for a moment imagine this was your loved one this was happening too think how you would feel or just put yourself in others shoes. 

The public footpath that goes through Hereford crematorium has 24/7 access which causes people to be able to stroll through here at any time of night. This needs to change, when security lock the gates at night they should all be locked to keep unnecessary visitors away from loved ones graves as this is when it is all happening which will hopefully reduce the risk of vandalisation happening to graves. Hereford crematorium placed a CCTV camera in the children’s section and even when Harry’s items have been damaged Staff have never suggested looking at footage so to reduce further risk I am asking for you to sign this petition and hopefully it will make a change. I have personally witnessed children riding bikes playing football in the children’s section and this is not the right place for fun and games. These Children / teeenagers come from the skatepark located next door to the crematorium so i also plead with parents to advise there young ones this is not a place for chilling with you friends and playing around. I never thought I would have to lay my own child to rest, and my heart breaks just thinking about all the others that in the same situation as me. So please let’s make a change, let’s try to support each other and let’s help people with there grief by not allowing any further incidents like this happen. Let’s make our voices heard and get those gates locked at night. 

 

I hope many of you will support this petition and get the right people to listen and agree and start the process of the first step of making a change and protecting our loved ones, there memory and to continue for us to honour them  without people destroying things in the process. 

 

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