Dursley Town Council

Serving the people of Dursley

Town Hall

Clerk: Mr John Kay
Jacob's House, Castle Street
Dursley, Gloucestershire
GL11 4BS

Improvements to Garden of Rest (Remembrance) Areas at Kingshill Cemetery

Improvements to Garden of Rest (Remembrance) Areas at Kingshill Cemetery

Landscape improvement works will start in late November on the existing garden of rest areas (also known as the Garden of Remembrance) in Kingshill Cemetery. It is anticipated that this work will take approximately one week to complete and access to these areas will be restricted during this time. The attached drawing provides an illustration of the enhancements which will take place.

These areas, located on either side of the entrance to the cemetery, are visually prominent and provide an important first impression for cemetery visitors.

Designs for these gardens have taken the cemetery setting which is located within the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, into account. Town Councillors and Greenfields Ltd, our Contractors have worked on these planned changes during the Summer.

The existing garden areas look untidy and cluttered due to a combination of the volume of plaques, existing plants and overgrown rose bushes. The new planters will have space for plaques to be installed and for the provision of flowers to be placed in spike vases. Where possible, the existing rose bushes will be pruned and replanted. Relocated benches on either side of each area will provide an opportunity for visitors to sit and reflect quietly.

Alex Stennett, Chairman of Green Spaces Committee said 'I am delighted that we are able to give these garden of rest areas the attention they deserve so that visitors can remember their loved ones in an attractive, relaxed environment.'

If you would like further information about these changes please contact the Town Council on 01453 547758 or email:clerk@dursleytowncouncil.gov.uk

Posted: Thu, 22 Oct 2020 09:18 by Anita Gambie

Tags: Cemetery, Communication, Community Facility, Council