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.
Due to the ongoing situation the review has not been completed and therefore the anticipated start date for the new service from 1 April 2021 has been delayed. We are currently looking at the timescale and will provide an update shortly.
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?