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G4S Mount Gambier Prison manufacture replacement grave covers following theft

8 November 2017  

Following the disappointing theft of four aluminium grave covers from the Millicent Lawn Cemetery in September this year, Council has been the recipient of an act of community support, with the donation of replacement covers by the Mount Gambier Prison.

Prison Industries Manager, Trevor Holtham contacted Council to offer the assistance of his organisation in the manufacture and supply of the replacement covers at the suggestion of a well-meaning G4S colleague who had read of the theft in the South Eastern Times.

Mr Holtham was appreciative of the support of Prison Manager Glenn Ahern who allowed the project to go ahead and of the community awareness of the G4S staff member who had made the suggestion.

“The product made is of a high standard and thanks must also go to TAFE Mt Gambier, whom allowed us to use their folder, a team effort has produced a fantastic result” Mr Holtham said.

“We are very pleased that we can support our local community” he added.

Wattle Range Council Chief Executive Officer Ben Gower also had high praise for the generosity of the act. “I have expressed my sincerest thanks to everyone involved in this great initiative. We all really appreciate the outstanding community spirit” he said.