July 2018 Ornaments in the cemetery
There seems to be a trend for leaving many ornaments and lights on and around family graves. We know these items are left in memory of a loved one – but please be aware that as these are movable objects they could easily be taken away or broken by vandals. We do have a system to install permanent items but anything else is left there at your own risk.
Collyweston Cemetery is running out of space, and the parish council has a duty to find more land for future interments provided the parish requires it to.
The obvious option could be to buy adjacent land for an extension to the existing cemetery. Clearly there would be a purchase cost, testing of land costs and legal costs, but it’s believed that a Public Works loan via the Treasury would help the village to spread the burden over a number of years.
OR there is a more sustainable way forward that could be considered…
The parish could buy a separate plot of land – and rent out portions of it that are not currently required for the cemetery. This would offset the cost of the finance, and in time the rented areas would be taken back into parish use when they are actually needed.
Do you have any thoughts about this? Please contact the parish council, either in person or via collywestonpc.wordpress.com/collyweston-parish-council/cemetery or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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It’s become clear that the brown bin in the Cemetery, into which spent flowers and some grass cuttings used to go, was needing replaced. So instead, we’re going to have 2 brand new compost bins which will eventually turn old plant material into lovely new compost for the Jubilee Garden.