Voice your opin­ion on Gar­den of Rest

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - OPINION -

I RE­TURNED yes­ter­day af­ter­noon from a hol­i­day I should have had with my late hus­band, and be­fore I went home I went to the Gar­den of Rest [in Chal­font St Peter] with my daugh­ter and son-in-law to sit with my hus­band.

The sight that met me com­pletely dis­tressed me and sent my daugh­ter into tears once again. Her ac­tual words to me were, ‘It’s hor­ri­ble, Mum. How could they do this?’ – a ques­tion I am ask­ing my­self at 5am.

I urge ev­ery­one to visit the ceme­tery, in par­tic­u­lar Plot K, and see what they have done, and are do­ing, to our loved ones’ graves.

I hope that at the next parish elec­tions, the res­i­dents of Chal­font St Peter voice their views and go out and vote. I know I will.

I was un­able to meet with the coun­cil be­fore I went away – a hol­i­day ar­ranged 11 months ago, and six months be­fore my hus­band of 34 years died.

Ap­par­ently, part of the rea­son for lay­ing to lawn is about cost ef­fi­ciency. As the coun­cil were not pre­pared to an­swer ques­tions at the coun­cil meet­ing I at­tended, I put th­ese ques­tions to them via the news­pa­per:

1) Why can they not grass over those graves where the rel­a­tives are happy to do so and let us main­tain Plot K?

2) How much has the parish

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.