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Mothernature Thu 14-Apr-05 10:18:15

I have set up a petition which I am hoping some of you will sign, late last year in November I informed you about my newphew and niece who lost their baby after just one day, this week they are in the local paper here I will post again on here when its has been checked by the site I have set it up on, I am hoping to help anyway I can and would be grateful if you could/would add your signature which I will pass on to them asap.

Toothache Thu 14-Apr-05 10:20:51

How sad, and how ludicrous of the council!!!

Where do I sign???

nailpolish Thu 14-Apr-05 10:21:36

fgs what next? thats shocking MN

i will sign for you

Mothernature Thu 14-Apr-05 10:39:24

please sign here Thank you.

nailpolish Thu 14-Apr-05 10:45:54


swiperfox Thu 14-Apr-05 10:53:20

Have signed it for you.

Mothernature Thu 14-Apr-05 11:23:18

Thank you

maisystar Thu 14-Apr-05 11:29:46

i have signed too. my brothers girlfriends grave is quite personalised, and it really helps to feel she is there.


Kayleigh Thu 14-Apr-05 11:48:57


Mothernature Thu 14-Apr-05 12:03:18

Thank you too

connyflower Thu 14-Apr-05 12:14:26


dyzzidi Thu 14-Apr-05 12:17:38

Have signed and forwarded to a couple of friends.

Good luck

Mothernature Thu 14-Apr-05 12:18:29

Thank you much appreciated xx

Mothernature Thu 14-Apr-05 19:08:28


Mothernature Thu 14-Apr-05 22:01:59


cod Thu 14-Apr-05 22:03:57

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Moomin Thu 14-Apr-05 22:42:47

It's all very difficult when you're dealing with people's grief. Our own council has run into trouble for trying to stop roadside 'tributes' which carry on far after the person has died (obviously, when a grieving relative starts putting flowers at the site where their loved one died it's hard to know when to stop doing it I suppose because of what that might symbolise). In my own very humble and personal opinion I cannot attribute a piece of stone or one particular site to a lost loved one and I think it focuses the grief as if it actually is the dead person. However, I can't condone it as I haven't lost a child (although I lost my mum in an accident) so don't know exactly how I'd feel. I think I can see both sides.

bubble99 Thu 14-Apr-05 22:43:53

In what way was it out of keeping? I've read similar stories in the past. BTW cod, you do know that there are a bunch of mnetters trying to hug you on another thread, don't you? Sorry to hijack.

mmmmchocolate Thu 14-Apr-05 22:48:10

signed xx

cod Fri 15-Apr-05 07:06:45

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BubblesDeVere Fri 15-Apr-05 07:36:10

I've signed it too.

Newbarnsleygirl Fri 15-Apr-05 08:42:04


Mothernature Fri 15-Apr-05 10:13:36

Thankyou lovely mumsnetters, if you can please pass the petition on to your firends.

kalex Fri 15-Apr-05 10:41:07


Mud Fri 15-Apr-05 10:59:09

I am very sorry for your family's loss, but I have to say I agree with the council on this, I think it is important that a graveyard is a place of serenity and calm and reflection for all those who visit it. I also feel quite strongly that the place a body is buried is not the only focus to remember a loved one, maybe planting a tree or creating a garden or dedicating a park bench might be a good idea and less intrusive on other's grief.

I am sorry I can't sign your petition.

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