Monday, 20 April 2020

Reopening of the Packhorse Road Cemetery - Monday 20th April 2020 9.30am

In line with the Government direction, the Council has taken the decision to reopen the cemetery to members of the public for the purpose of paying respects to a loved one, for funerals and interments; essential staffing and emergency or urgent works on site only.   Council staff will continue to manage the maintenance of the cemetery and its grounds.  

Adherence to social distancing must be observed at all times by all who are using the Cemetery.

Access to vehicles and the public to use the area as an open space or to walk through is strictly prohibited.  The path through the cemetery is a permissive path and not a public footpath; the Parish Council retains the right to close the permissive path and the cemetery if either is being misused.

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 and staff in mind and to ensure that government advice is followed, however the Parish Council will continue to monitor and review the use of the cemetery; the cemetery will be immediately closed if the Parish Council considers that the use of the cemetery is being misused or abused.

Your health and safety are paramount and we appreciate your continued support.

FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS from 24th March 2020
Following Government directives, the attendance at a graveside funeral remains unaltered at
A maximum of five members of the immediate family of the deceasedMinister or officiate for the ceremony/service
Funeral Director

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