Sir George calls for truce on graveside war
9 Nov 2001
Sir George at Whitchurch Cemetery
Sir George at Whitchurch Cemetery
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Following the decision of Whitchurch Town Council to ask Paul and Alison Glendon to remove what the Chairman of the Council described as "clobber" from the grave of their son Paul who died aged 10 three years ago, Sir George went to see the grave for himself.

"Any parent will have sympathy and understanding for what Paul and Alison have been through; and I hope that this matter can be handled sensitively and brought to a satisfactory conclusion."

Whitchurch Town Council, who had taken no action for three years, recently planted a flag on the plot, telling the Glendons they were breaking cemetery rules by decorating the grave with teddy bears and toys.

"The plot is in a far corner of the cemetery, near other graves where children are buried, which also have toys and ornaments on them. I am writing to the Chairman of the Town Council, asking him to look at this again, with a view to finding a solution acceptable both to the Town Council and the family."
 
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