GRAVEYARD A DISGRACE
ON visiting St James churchyard in Altham today, the entrance looked a bit like a battleground with headstones pushed over, yes I know, Health ‘n’ safety.
As we walked on there was a man striming the grass edges, to neaten them all as they had been left untidy. We went round the back of the church to tend to our grave where my in-laws are buried, and sad to say the grass came over our shoes plus there was what seems like grass cuttings thrown to one side.
Our grave is well tended with frequent visits and my husband was upset to see it in the state it was in. I do realise there are many graves no longer tended to but at least have the grass cut just like it is at the front. Just because the graves are hidden from view they are not hidden from our family’s view
We did ask who was responsible for the uncut grass and were told it was the council who seem to come less and less, not as originally promised!
They are quick enough to come and topple the “loose” headstones but not as quick to keep the grass decent enough to tread on without getting very wet shoes! Maureen Arnfield Croft Park Leyland