Vol­un­teers wanted for ma­jor ceme­tery clean up

Drogheda Independent - - NEWS -

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.

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