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Letter: Caring for cemeteries
4:42pm Friday 22nd June 2012 in Opinion
In answer to the letter about the state of maintenance in graveyards (LT, June 18), although I’m not with any council, it is a matter of funding.
The school grounds will be cared for by another authority than the local one. This leads to the disparity in grass-cutting.
However, I noted that the writer belongs to a group that is active in caring for the cemetery and I applaud them and their members for their efforts.
With this in mind, have you considered contacting your local Probation Service with a view to gaining some help?
These are the people that supervise offenders who have a community payback order imposed upon them and, to see what has been by a few in Darwen, I wholeheartly recommend them to you.
Personally, I think that local schools should be involved in simple litter picking exercises, as was the case when I was at school.
It’s all a bit of a lark, until you get to headstones of children of your own age group. Then it becomes a different matter entirely.
I wish you well in your efforts.
WW (via email).
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