The government is introducing revolutionary changes to cemeteries. What exactly?
According to the” Money “portal, the government works on the act on necropolises. The new regulations are to give greater powers to cemetery administrators. They will be able to dismantle the tombstone if they think it is a threat. This also applies to brick tombs, which at the moment are practically impossible to move.
Major changes in cemeteries
The current regulations do not provide practically any possibility of dismantling the brick tombs. According to the government plenipotentiary, the regulations in force do not allow for the demolition of this type of grave, regardless of whether there is someone looking after them or not.
The changes to the regulations under development will introduce a solution that will allow a masonry grove to be liquidated two decades after the last burial. The cemetery administrator will be obliged to put information about the planned liquidation of the grave on the tombstone itself, and also to record this fact in the books.
The relatives of the deceased will have one year to appeal against the decision to liquidate the grave and block the decision. If the administrator of the cemetery does not comply with this, he will have to take into account a fine of up to 50,000. PLN.
If the regulations are passed, their entry into force would take place on March 1, 2023. The new regulations give cemetery administrators the opportunity to dismantle those graves that will pose a threat to visitors to the necropolis. They will also be obligated to create a grave-registry.
What do you think about the planned changes? Are you in favor of their introduction or would you prefer it to stay as it is?