GRAVE­YARD A DIS­GRACE

Accrington Observer - - YOUR VIEWS -

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

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