The cemetery is the ideal location where we pause and remember our dear deceased. In order to be able to do this in a respectful way, it was decided to replace the existing wooden panels on the gritting meadow at the Ninove cemetery. These were in poor condition from standing in wind and weather for years. As a replacement, a qualitative and sustainable solution was chosen, with pillars in blue stone. A strong material with a long life.
The existing panels are removed. Commemorative plaques that have been placed since 2007 (and from 2014 via an official request) will be renewed free of charge and hung on the new columns. The commemorative plaques for civilians who died between 1980 and 2006 will be removed, as the 15-year award period has expired. The pictures that have been posted since 2014 without an official request will also be removed. If you want to replace a removed plate, you can purchase it at the registry office for 70 euros. The pictures can remain for 15 years, after which the city can remove them, unless the family requests an extension.
Katie Coppens, alderman responsible for cemeteries, is happy with the new columns: “With these durable, beautiful stone columns, we as a city hope to be able to offer some comfort to the bereaved.”