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Graves spruced up
8:00am Saturday 26th January 2013 in News
GRAVES in a cemetery at Pinvin have nearly all been cleared after the diocese ruled the area had to be tidied up.
A letter posted at St Nicholas Church said that some of the graves had been turned into “elaborate gardens” and needed to be cleared so the area could be better maintained.
People who had items such as kerbs, edging, rails, chippings, toys and other memorial objects on the plots were asked to remove them as it had become difficult to cut the grass using a mower.
Some visitors had complained about the length of the grass.
But despite some villagers reacting in anger to the strict rules, Stella Elliot, the churchwarden at Pinvin, said most people had been understanding.
“I am very grateful to the many people who cleared their plots as requested,” she said.
“There are now only a very small handful we are planning to talk to individually.
“Nothing has been done in the churchyard as yet as it’s been so wet, but we’re hoping to start some reseeding when the weather improves and we move towards spring.”