The weather has been kind to us towards the end of summer so we have managed to cut the grass in the Park in record time. This has been part due to the help of our new groundsman Carl, who has quickly become one of the team. You will see him working in the Park over the coming months so please feel free to say hello!
To keep the Park in its natural state we would like to remind visitors not to compost or garden plots in any way as this goes against the ethos of the park and can be damaging and upsetting to all who abide by and respect the whole concept of natural burial. We have a selection of wildflower seeds specifically chosen for the soil conditions here. These are available from the office upon request for anyone wishing to sow seeds on a loved ones plot. If there is anything you wish to plant yourselves we would kindly ask you to check with us first to make sure it is appropriate. Throughout the winter we will be topping up plots new AND old to ensure they all are at ground level, so don’t worry if a grave a few years old has been laid with new soil, we are just ensuring the safety of the terrain.
A couple of years ago we re-designed our plaques and now offer a new sandstone effect acrylic plaque that sits flush with the ground. Not only will they last much longer than our old wooden plaques but they are less intrusive visually, less of a trip hazard and enable us to manage the park much more efficiently. For anyone who has a wooden plaque that is falling into disrepair we offer a renewal service to change from the old plaque for a new sandstone effect one for £50. Whilst cutting the grass this year we removed plaques that are no longer fit for purpose, so if you visit and find it missing, please call in to the office or telephone us to discuss.
Just to remind visitors the gate will be opened at 9am and locked at 5pm throughout the year. We do have a couple of parking spaces in front of the main gate for anyone wanting to visit out of hours and don’t mind a nice evening walk. We regret that we can not keep the Park gate open later than 5pm, but we must make sure that the Park is secured when staff leave the premises, as all cemeteries do.
Amy and Dan