Volunteers wanted for major cemetery clean up
A TEAM of volunteers are needed to help with a major clean up of St Peter’s Cemetery on Saturday September 30th.
Major concerns have been expressed in recent weeks about the condition of the graveyard, with weeds and rubbish piling up in certain areas.
Now, action is being taken to tackle the problem, prompted by St Nicholas GAA club.
In association with St Peter’s, they have organised the clean up for September 30th between 9am and 3pm.
In a newsletter statement last weekend, the parish expressed thanks to the people of the parish who maintain their family plots with care and sensitivity throughout the year.
This clean up will focus on older graves in the cemetery, which ‘no longer have family living to maintain them.’
People are invited to come along on the day, with appropriate shoes and gloves and they are asked to be aware of uneven surfaces, to ‘ be prudent in avoiding drug related litter and are reminded that their assistance is at their own risk.’
The parish also revealed that applications are also underway to increase workers under the Community Enterprise Scheme.
A skip service in the graveyard was discontinued some time ago due to illegal dumping and the rising costs involved (right).
They thank everyone in advance for their patience and support.
One of the overgrown graves at St Peter’s Cemetery.