Mother of seven ordered to remove decorations from her son's grave

Mother of seven is left destroyed after she has been ordered to remove decorations from her son's grave because they are not solemn enough

  • Amanda Farrawell, from Kempsey, lost her son Trent to cot death
  • She and her children love to decorate the grass around his grave with decorations
  • But earlier this month, Mrs. Farrawell received a hearing that told her of the council
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A seven-year-old mother was left destroyed after she was ordered to remove decorations from her son's grave because they were not solemn enough.

Amanda Farrawell, from Kempsey, lost her baby son Trent to cot death in November.

She and her children love to decorate the grass around his grave with decorations such as cuddly toys, solar-powered lamps and trinkets.

Amanda Farrawell and her children love to decorate the grass around his grave with decorations (pictured), including cuddly toys, solar-powered lamps and trinkets

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Amanda Farrawell and her children love to decorate the grass around his grave with decorations (pictured), including cuddly toys, solar-powered lamps and trinkets

Mrs. Farrell, from Kempsey, lost her baby son Trent (photo) for the cot death in November

Mrs. Farrell, from Kempsey, lost her baby son Trent (photo) for the cot death in November

Mrs. Farrell, from Kempsey, lost her baby son Trent (photo) for the cot death in November

But earlier this month, Mrs. Farrawell received a letter from the city council that runs the cemetery and says she should clean up the lawn around the grave.

The letter stated that the city council had received complaints about personal items that were placed on the lawn and asked the mourners to keep items including flowers in the funeral bar.

It was claimed that objects left on the lawn were a safety hazard and made it difficult for employees to maintain the site.

Mrs. Farrawell said she was destroyed because her children love to plant the decorations in the grass as a way to remember their brother.

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She started with one petition to the board to change the rules – and it has received 635 signatures.

Mrs. Farrawell told Daily Mail Australia: I am angry and sad because of the rules. The grave is our special place and as long as it is neat and I keep it, I don't think the board should say anything & # 39 ;.

Earlier this month, Mrs. Farrawell received a letter from the city council (photo) that runs the cemetery and says she should clean up the lawn around the grave

Earlier this month, Mrs. Farrawell received a letter from the city council (photo) that runs the cemetery and says she should clean up the lawn around the grave

Earlier this month, Mrs. Farrawell received a letter from the city council (photo) that runs the cemetery and says she should clean up the lawn around the grave

She added: & # 39; We wanted to place a cement plate and a wooden fence, but we can't even do that & # 39 ;.

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The mother said she understands why the rules are there, but just wants the concession to compromise.

A Kempsey Shire Council spokesperson said: & # 39; The Council sent a respectful letter to about 100 families who outlined the rules and asked them to keep their personal tribute to the concrete beams and remove all items around the grave, & # 39; according to the statement.

& # 39; We appreciate that this is an emotional issue, but the Council has a responsibility to ensure that cemeteries are a safe and solemn environment for all visitors & # 39 ;.

Mrs. Farrawell told Daily Mail Australia: I am angry and sad because of the rules. The grave is our special place and as long as it is neat and I keep it, I don't think the council should say anything. & # 39;

Mrs. Farrawell told Daily Mail Australia: I am angry and sad because of the rules. The grave is our special place and as long as it is neat and I keep it, I don't think the council should say anything. & # 39;

Mrs. Farrawell told Daily Mail Australia: I am angry and sad because of the rules. The grave is our special place and as long as it is neat and I keep it, I don't think the council should say anything. & # 39;

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