Safety tests are to be carried out on memorials at Ammanford Cemetery.
The works are being undertaken by Carmarthenshire County Council for health and safety reasons.
The council has a legislative duty to ensure all memorials in this cemetery are in a safe and stable condition.
Testing will begin on the week commencing January 30 on memorials in section L. Memorials found to be in a dangerous condition will be fitted with a temporary support. Remedial works will then be carried out by local monumental masons.
Families affected will be contacted in writing and the cost of any re-instatement work will be paid for by the council.
Executive board Member for Technical Services Cllr Philip Hughes said: “I would like to reassure relatives that any headstones which fail the safety test and require remedial work will be restored to the same high standard as they were originally erected and that the works will be undertaken with respect and dignity. Furthermore, the full cost of any re-instatement work will be met by the council.”
He added: “An approved method of securing headstones has been implemented which will ensure that in future, stability problems will not arise again. This will be achieved by the use of a ground anchor system that whilst ensuring the total stability of the memorial headstone, will not prevent the removal of the stone to allow further burials or for engraving.”
For further information or if you have any questions regarding the testing and restoration works please call 01267 224543.