Several constituents have recently contacted me regarding the condition of Logie Cemetery on Lochee Road north of Balgay Parish Church. As residents know, the cemetery is very old and long closed to new interments.
At my request, an inspection of the cemetery was undertaken last Friday and the environment manager for the west of the city advised me after this … “all memorials are in a safe condition either dug in or lying flat. The ones that remain upright have been found to be stable.”
The Service Manager – Environment – at the City Council has also advised me :
“In an effort to reduce soil erosion which contributes to memorials stabilisation problems we have reduced grass cutting to twice per season and do not apply pesticide around the memorials.
In ref to the memorial checks, this cemetery along with other non operational cemeteries are on our schedule for safety inspections.
Due to the historical nature of the site there are limitations what works we can undertake but we shall ensure any headstones which present a risk to the public are addressed.”