Work on Sligo Ceme­tery ex­ten­sion to start soon

The Sligo Champion - - NEWS -

THE pro­posed ex­ten­sion to Sligo Ceme­tery will pro­vide enough grave spa­ces for the next 17 years ap­prox­i­mately.

In­de­pen­dent Coun­cil­lor De­clan Bree noted there was con­cern that there may not be enough plots in the ceme­tery to ser­vices the com­mu­nity be­fore the planned ex­ten­sion was de­vel­oped and open.

Cllr Bree asked for an up­date on the num­ber of plots left in the ex­ist­ing ceme­tery, the num­ber of plots that will be pro­vided in the new ex­ten­sion and when it was likely to open.

Coun­cil of­fi­cials told Cllr Bree that there are cur­rently 63 new grave plots left - 18 dou­ble plots and 27 sin­gle plots.

The pro­posed ceme­tery ex­ten­sion will de­liver up to 1800 tra­di­tional grave spa­ces along with up to 400 niches for cre­mated re­mains.

The ex­ten­sion will be de­vel­oped in phases - Phase 1 is ex­pected to start this Au­tumn and will in­clude drainage works, a new ac­cess road, foot­paths, turn­ing ar­eas and will de­liver up to 280 grave plots.

SF Cllr Chris MacManus raised re­ports of anti-so­cial be­hav­iour at the ceme­tery to which it was agreed that the Coun­cil will li­aise with Sligo Gar­daí and “look at all op­tions” to deal with it.

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