Families left to maintain graves
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