Friends of Darwen cemetery offer grave maintenance service

A NEW grave maintenance service by a Darwen friends group has been launched. The Friends of Darwen Cemetery would carry out work to graves four times a year for a fee of £20.

Before the service can be signed up to, volunteers from the group will do a one-off clearance of the grave site, undertaking heavy work to ensure it is left in an easy to maintain state.

Blackburn with Darwen Council’s executive member for environment Coun Faryad Hussain said: “I think this is a very good idea from the Friends of Darwen Cemetery.

“It is innovative, will be a good affordable service for relatives and will help the group get income to continue its great work within the cemetery.

“We are fully supportive of it.

“By everyone working together we can make the borough a better place.”

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7:25am Tue 11 Dec 12

Bowie fan says...

Who are the friends of Darwen Cemetery and how do you contact them?
Who are the friends of Darwen Cemetery and how do you contact them? Bowie fan

9:57pm Wed 12 Dec 12

rozdarwen says...

The Scheme was proposed at the Friends last public meeting at the end of November and is not due to be launched for a couple of months. You can contact Friends of Darwen Cemetery through their website www.darwencemetery.o
rg.uk. If you want to volunteer and help us with the scheme please email info@darwencemetery.
org.uk. Rosemary (FODC Secretary)
The Scheme was proposed at the Friends last public meeting at the end of November and is not due to be launched for a couple of months. You can contact Friends of Darwen Cemetery through their website www.darwencemetery.o rg.uk. If you want to volunteer and help us with the scheme please email info@darwencemetery. org.uk. Rosemary (FODC Secretary) rozdarwen

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