Clitheroe cemetery maintenance review

An overgrown grave

An overgrown grave

First published in News

A REVIEW of the way land around war graves at Clitheroe cemetery is maintained to be carried out Ribble Valley residents, including Nigel Evans MP, contacted the council claiming land around 30 war graves had become ‘overgrown’.

Ribble Valley Borough Council deputy leader Simon Hore said: “The practice of turning older cemeteries into wild-flower areas is common and certainly not a sign of neglect.

"When requested by families, we cut paths to the graves. Many families say how lovely the area looks.”

He said the Commonwealth War Graves Commission is satisfied with the site which is not a dedicated war graves cemetery.

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2:58pm Fri 25 Jul 14

The old faithfull says...

I am surprised that this land has not had a planning application for housing development by now.
I am surprised that this land has not had a planning application for housing development by now. The old faithfull
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8:37pm Fri 25 Jul 14

The Curator says...

What utter nonsense please maintain the cemetery properly a little mowing and strimming is all that's required . There is plenty of scope for wild flowers etc around the border areas .
Just admit you've got it wrong it's not that difficult and stop all this talk of its common practice .
What utter nonsense please maintain the cemetery properly a little mowing and strimming is all that's required . There is plenty of scope for wild flowers etc around the border areas . Just admit you've got it wrong it's not that difficult and stop all this talk of its common practice . The Curator
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