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Residents urged to have their say on our cemeteries

Released: Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Residents are being invited to contribute to a review of management of cemeteries owned by Adur & Worthing Councils.

New Bereavement Services Manager Kate Greening is currently examining the rules and regulations governing the services as well as auditing the facilities, plots and landscape of the spaces. Now she wants to hear from residents and those with loved ones in the cemeteries. She said:

“We haven't had an audit for a while so this feels like a good time to examine whether our facilities are as good as they can be and that we are communicating clearly with relatives about what can and cannot be done with the plots and green spaces we have.”

“We want to continue to ensure that the cemeteries are quiet, beautiful places of reflection, remembrance and contemplation.”

Kate and her team regularly talk to relatives and as part of Councils' commitment to community involvement a number of Friends groups are working alongside Council staff to input into the upkeep and future policies of the spaces.

A Friends of Durrington Cemetery has been formed with a plan to become fully operational next spring once the review has been conducted. A meeting to officially form the group, planned today, has been postponed while the review is underway.

“I will keep in touch with all Friends groups as we go along. They are important part of the partnership between community and Councils. In the meantime I welcome views about our services. They will form an important part of the review” said Kate.

Anyone with views about the cemeteries, Durrington, Broadwater and Worthing, Lancing and Sompting, Mill Lane, and Southwick can contact Kate at: cemetery@adur-worthing.gov.uk

See also: Cemeteries

Photo: Durrington Cemetery

PR18-169 - Durrington Cemetery

(PR18-169)

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