Grassing over is long overdue
I UNDERSTAND that a small but vociferous minority of bereaved relatives are objecting to the ‘laying to lawn’ of K Section of the Chalfont St Peter Garden of Rest. As the owner of one of the affected plots, I am writing to record my support for the council and confirm my desire that the long-standing plans to grass over the plots are finally carried out.
My father was laid to rest in K Section in August 2011; it was explained to us clearly when we were looking for a burial plot, that the council intended to grass over the plots after a suitable period had elapsed for settlement. Those plans were influential in our choice of the Garden of Rest as his final resting place and it has always has been our desire to see the plot grassed over, with a small area left for a headstone or other suitable memorial. My only regret is that the work has not been completed sooner.
I deplore the interference and rude manner of a few bereaved relatives, some of whom have accosted my elderly mother and complained of the state of my father’s grave. I particularly resent those who seem to feel it their duty to place flowers on or otherwise interfere with my father’s grave; it is none of their business and they are causing unnecessary grief by interfering in a very personal matter.
I and my father’s remaining relatives are very keen to see the council’s plans carried out and for his final place of rest to be given the respect and dignity he deserves and maintained in accordance with his family’s wishes.
TIMOTHY COSGROVE Orchard Drive, Watford