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This service has been suspended with effect from 1 September 2020.

In these unprecedented times Dover District Council needs to evolve if it is to keep serving the people and businesses in the district. It has therefore decided to suspend the sale of memorial benches and plaques with effect from 1 September 2020 so that it can review the service provided.

Providing comfortable seating in the right place, which also looks good, can only enhance the enjoyment of our beautiful countryside and coast. The Council is therefore reviewing how it ensures that the seating it provides best meets these objectives.

In order to free up the resources to undertake the review the decision has been made to suspend the sale of memorial benches and memorial plaques with effect from 1 September 2020. The review is expected to be completed in time to allow whatever service emerges to be implemented from 1 April 2021.  

The review will consider questions such as: Are the benches in the right places? What should the costs be? What is the best maintenance regime? Are there better alternative ways of remembering loved ones that would also help the planet?

We thank you for your patience while we conduct the review and we would welcome any comments that you have. Please e-mail

property.services@dover.gov.uk by the end of November 2020.


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