Braintree: Mother dismayed by council warnings about son's grave

Braintree and Witham Times: Braintree: Mother dismayed by council warnings about son's grave Braintree: Mother dismayed by council warnings about son's grave

A mother insists she will not stop her son’s friends leaving tributes on his grave despite warnings from a council.

Former Honywood Community Science School pupil Matt Sims, who died in November 2011 aged 16, is buried at St Peter’s Church Cemetery in Coggeshall.

Last month Michelle Sims, 45, criticised an “insensitive” notice left at the cemetery reminding mourners to remove all Christmas decorations by January 31.

Since then, she has received a further letter from Coggeshall Parish Council following a complaint made about Matt’s grave.

Full story in this week's Times.

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3:34pm Thu 24 Jan 13

BtreeDoorMen says...

Man ...

Whilst I'm not shocked nor overly amazed that a notice about Xmas Decs' should be removed from graves by 31/01 - that's only fair ... the fact that someone had time to make a complaint about someone else's grave and mourning place is quite incredible!

How many times was this particular person offended and why exactly did they think they had the right to do so??

Bizarre ....

Perhaps they should've actually observes the detail on said headstone and released this was the resting place of someone's child ... no one expects to bury a child ...
Have a heart people ...

.. .and if you don't have that - GET A LIFE!
Man ... Whilst I'm not shocked nor overly amazed that a notice about Xmas Decs' should be removed from graves by 31/01 - that's only fair ... the fact that someone had time to make a complaint about someone else's grave and mourning place is quite incredible! How many times was this particular person offended and why exactly did they think they had the right to do so?? Bizarre .... Perhaps they should've actually observes the detail on said headstone and released this was the resting place of someone's child ... no one expects to bury a child ... Have a heart people ... .. .and if you don't have that - GET A LIFE! BtreeDoorMen
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