Voice your opinion on Garden of Rest
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