Grave protesters ignored by parish
RE: ‘Strong feelings over grave plan’ (page 11, Advertiser, October 2) I CANNOT believe that we are still fighting to get the rules changed [concerning] the grassing over of graves in plot K.
My father was only buried up in the cemetery in May 2014 and we were oblivious to these rules.
Why should a grieving family have to read the small print on a document they sign, or do their own research prior to burying their loved one who unexpectedly died aged 60.
Having spoken to the undertaker who works in the village, they were unaware of such rulings when they helped us plan my father’s funeral.
We are all grieving and the council are not making things any easier for us.
We have given many suggestions and offered to buy our own public liability insurance to allow us to maintain the plot, but they still say no. Yet they have the cheek to keep their backs to people at the meeting who attended to discuss this matter.
I urge anyone to go up to plot K and see how well maintained all the graves are.
The sense of community is so evident among the people visiting K plot.
People help to maintain the other graves to the ones they are visiting, watering flowers and, as someone so kindly did for us the other day, trimming the grass edge by my father’s grave to give it a more defined shape.
Many times I have witnessed people bringing their own lawn mowers and strimmers to maintain the overgrown grass by their loved ones’ plots in the older areas. In the older sections, graves have crumbled and stones have fallen in the ground.
Why not maintain this section first rather than a well kept and presented plot like plot K?
Aylesbury (Born and raised in Chalfont St