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Cemetery at St John’s Church, Lostock Gralam, should receive more care
3:38pm Thursday 12th July 2012 in News
IN response to Clr Peter Kelly’s remarks, Guardian, June 20, regarding the cemetery at St John’s Church, Lostock Gralam.
I visited the churchyard at Lostock three weeks ago, and noticed that the Garden of Remembrance was neat and tidy and the grass appeared to have been cut.
However, on my most recent visit on June 23, it was an absolute disgrace.
This mess was nothing to do with the contractors working on Lostock Primary School, as any mess they had made had been cleared away.
The mess I am referring to was due to the grass having been cut, left to rot and not cleared up.
There is an area stretching approximately 2ft from the fence which had been left untouched and was a mass of nettles and tall grass.
The pathways approaching the Garden of Remembrance are breaking up and uneven, weeds are growing through and there are pot holes, just waiting for someone to stumble and hurt themselves.
The hedge is overgrown. Towards the railway you will see piles of dead grass with an area that has not been cut and almost 4ft high. It is also noticeable that the area around the newer graves is always well kept.
I would like to see any time, effort and money being spent on bringing the whole churchyard, not just the Garden of Remembrance, up to a respectable standard.
JR WHALLEY Cuddington