Penarth Town councillors were told last night that a total of eleven grave plots were damaged by the collapse of a 90-foot-high Douglas-fir tree at Penarth Cemetery during “Storm Emma” – earlier this month
A council officer, briefing a council committee , said “We’re not really sure what we’re going to do. We will contact everybody” [ i.e. families of the bereaved] ” and take it from there”.
The committee was told that trees in the cemetery were examined annually. The officer said “Obviously this one wasn’t identified, – but it was freak weather”.