Sunday, 29 March 2020

Packhorse Road cemetery


In line with the Government direction on social distancing, the Council has taken the decision to close the cemetery to members of the public with immediate effect and until further notice.  Access for the foreseeable future is only permitted for funerals; essential staffing and emergency or urgent works on site.

Tending to graves or memorials at the cemetery is not considered essential, council staff will continue to manage the maintenance of the cemetery and its grounds.

Access to vehicles and the public is closed with the exception of a hearse for funerals and vehicles carrying a maximum of five immediate family members.

It is important not to breach any fences, closed gates, sectioned off areas and closed facilities. 

The Parish Council appreciates this may cause disruption and distress but it is necessary to limit the spread of Coronavirus and to protect the health and safety of the community. 
The decision has been taken with the safety of residents in mind and to ensure that government advice is followed.
Your health and safety are paramount and we appreciate your continued support.


FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS from 24th March 2020
Following Government directives, only the following people are authorised to attend a graveside funeral
  • A maximum of five members of the immediate family of the deceased
  • Minister or officiate for the ceremony/service
  • Funeral Director

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