Many residents have raised concerns about the poor maintenance condition of Edmonton Cemetery.
Following this Cllr Fallart and I made a site visit.
Some of the main issues were;
Complaint about War Memorial visibility.
They will look into the visibility of the War Memorials. When I have more information from the Council intend to provide an update.
Potholes on roads and paths.
The Council confirmed the repairs for pot holes within the cemetery are scheduled for repair with their contractor.
Confirmed the bins are emptied twice a day. Council will monitor and see if an increase in frequency is required.
Overgrown hedgerows at front of Church Street entrance.
Council confirmed that all hedgerows will be trimmed and reduced where necessary during the next few weeks, and again prior to the nesting period of 2022.
Overgrown grass/shrubs around graves.
Council said that grass growth has been significant this season, so while the original Service Level Agreement had been achieved, the grass can look untidy after the cemetery has been completed, due to growth rate. They will continue to cut the grass for 2021 until the growth has been addressed.
The shrubs surrounding the grave stones will be pruned as part of the winter maintenance schedule.
When I have more news, I will provide an additional update.