DANGEROUS gravestones are to be taken down in an effort to make safe a Lindley graveyard.
The Trustees of Lindley Methodist Church intend to lay flat headstones and gravestones which are believed to be dangerous.
The plan also extends to the repositioning of some kerbstones around graves to help maintenance of the burial ground.
The Rev Rob Hilton said the cemetery contained a number of stones over 200 years old.
He added: "There are a number of very old gravestones.
"At the back of the cemetery they are not quite 200 years old, but at the front of the graveyard many are more than two centuries old.
"There are a large number of headstones from the Victorian era as well."
Mr Hilton said he didn't believe laying the gravestones would cause any problems.
He added: "Many of the families which are referred to by the headstones are no longer in the area.
"We want to make the graveyard as safe as we can for people who come to visit currently."
Anyone wishing to express their views on the plan should do so in writing to arrive no later than Tuesday, April 5, to: R A Ashfield, Secretary of the Resources Committee, Lindley Methodist Church, East Street, Lindley, Huddersfield, HD3 3ND.