Fam­i­lies left to main­tain graves

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - OPINION -

Re: Bucks Ad­ver­tiser, May 14, P3, ‘Nowhere left to turn’ IN re­la­tion to the ar­ti­cle in your pa­per on May 14 re­gard­ing grass cut­ting in K plot, and in re­sponse to Linda Smith’s com­ments.

Tram­lines may be a nat­u­ral part of cut­ting the grass but surely leav­ing de­posits of grass on top of graves af­ter mow­ing is not and is dis­re­spect­ful, leav­ing it to fam­i­lies to re­move it. Leav­ing long grass round the head­stones also makes them look un­tidy, leav­ing it to in­di­vid­ual own­ers to cut around head­stones, ef­fec­tively main­tain­ing them.

The idea of the parish coun­cil to grass over graves was for ease of main­te­nance but it still seems fam­i­lies have to do this for graves to be kept look­ing neat and tidy.

Linda states “we have all lost some­one” but have they lost their graves?

My grand­son keeps ask­ing me ‘why can’t we just sit around grand­dad’s grave to stop it be­ing grassed over when the time comes?’ What can I say to that when I don’t un­der­stand the parish coun­cil’s rea­son my­self ?

There was a sign ask­ing peo­ple not to walk over graves but it has been taken down and as the grass to the graves is blend­ing in with other grass, peo­ple can­not see where they end!

I would like to ask the parish coun­cil why this has been re­moved.

SALLY GOMME Chal­font St Peter

I es­pe­cially want to say a mas­sive well done and thank you to the 133 run­ners who took part for Di­a­betes UK, the char­ity that cares for, con­nects with and cam­paigns on be­half of peo­ple af­fected by di­a­betes.

Around 40,000 peo­ple com­pleted the 26.2-mile course, run­ning past some of the world’s most fa­mous land­marks, in­clud­ing Tower Bridge, Big Ben and the Lon­don Eye and Team Di­a­betes UK sup­port­ers were out in force.

The money raised by our amaz­ing run­ners will go to­wards help­ing make life bet­ter for peo­ple with di­a­betes as well as those who have Type 2 di­a­betes and don’t know it.

Di­a­betes is a se­ri­ous con­di­tion and if not man­aged prop­erly, can lead to am­pu­ta­tion, heart dis­ease and blind­ness.

If the run­ners from Team Di­a­betes UK in­spired you to take on a fundrais­ing chal­lenge, visit www.di­a­betes.org.uk/events to see how you can get in­volved and raise vi­tal funds for this fan­tas­tic cause.

JILL STEATON Re­gional fundrais­ing manager Di­a­betes UK South East re­gion

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