Two years not long enough to mourn
Letter RE: ‘Rallying call on grave changes’ (page 3, Advertiser, October 9) IT seems that the parish council is still going ahead with the purported laid to lawn policy, despite complaints from grieving relatives and protests from their parishioners, which they are choosing to ignore.
I personally find it comforting and therapeutic to tend to the flowers on my husband’s grave as it helps in part of the grieving process.
What they propose is, in my opinion, indecently too soon as it will be less than two years since my husband passed away when they plan to seed his plot,
I feel this is no time at all to grieve someone close to you.
The council has offered a planting area near to K plot, which I personally feel is an insult – if that area is for 84 relatives then we would be lucky to get an inch each. It is also not where my husband is.
They state it is for health and safety issues and insurance purposes that we are not allowed to care for our own plots, yet we are allowed to tend a planting area close by – this does not make sense.
The council also chose to ignore our petition of more than 400 signatures because some of them were from out of the area, yet they allow burials of people out of the area – surely it is therefore reasonable that their families and relatives would also live out of the area!
All I ask is that we are allowed to maintain and keep K plot looking well cared for as it is now and if we default in any way then they give us notice that they will lawn/seed the area.
SALLY GOMME Fleetwood Close Chalfont St Giles