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Should graveyard wind chimes and plastic displays be banned?

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Should graveyard wind chimes and plastic displays be banned?

Should graveyard wind chimes and plastic displays be banned?
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A cacophony of wind chimes disrupting Remembrance Day events prompted action to be taken, says Councillor Martin Hunt, deputy leader of Colchester Council and responsible for the graveyard.

This is a difficult area as we all grieve in differing ways but I must admit to seeing some graves looking more like a Mardi Gras or funfare attraction.

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Re: Should graveyard wind chimes and plastic displays be banned?

NO, But people should be allowed to place what they want within reason, Maybe a limit to things?
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Re: Should graveyard wind chimes and plastic displays be banned?

Very few of the artificial displays I've seen are tasteful.  I would prefer not to see them.  A lot of cemeteries offer a service for a small cost where they will plant small flowers at gravesides twice a year and they look very nice.
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Re: Should graveyard wind chimes and plastic displays be banned?

Agree with Artmo, To an extent, What may be an eyesore to us may be beautiful to someone else?
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Re: Should graveyard wind chimes and plastic displays be banned?

I don't think any amount of noise will wake the dead - whether they are being remembered or not.

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Re: Should graveyard wind chimes and plastic displays be banned?

I think the keyword here is distracting.
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Re: Should graveyard wind chimes and plastic displays be banned?

As someone who visits a cemetery fairly frequently (not as often as I should) I would find things like wind chimes disrespectful to myself and other visitors.
A cemetery needs to be a quiet place for peaceful reflection.

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Re: Should graveyard wind chimes and plastic displays be banned?

having heard the councillor concerned in an interview on the radio, I think he was making a very definite clear and compassionate statement.
He was not restricting what was on the grave, within the boundary stone,  He was only going to remove the hideous wind chimes hung in the trees, nowhere near their graves
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Wind-chimes hung In trees no where near graves? For sure pull them down, I believe the same as my Muslim friend, If we are In the car and only PASS yes just pass a graveyard and we have the music/Radio on, We Immediately turn the music off, Its a crime to have music blaring when going past one.
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Re: Should graveyard wind chimes and plastic displays be banned?

the offending graveyard
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Re: Should graveyard wind chimes and plastic displays be banned?

It looks more like a garden centre....with grave stones Huh

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Re: Should graveyard wind chimes and plastic displays be banned?

From the picture, the place appears well visited. In some countries you actually take a meal to the cemetery and have a party to remember the dead. In this case, it's only the living who appear to object...