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Hundreds respond to Preston Cemetery grave options

Posted on - 15th October, 2017 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Politics, Preston Council, Preston News, Ribbleton
Patricia Varty handing in the petition at the Town Hall, flanked by Ribbleton councillor Jonathan Saksena and deputy leader councillor Jon Swindells
Patricia Varty handing in the petition at the Town Hall, flanked by Ribbleton councillor Jonathan Saksena and deputy leader councillor Jon Swindells

More than 200 people have given their views on how the city’s cemetery should handle grave decorations.

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Preston City Council is running a consultation on four options around policing graves in the Ribbleton cemetery.

A petition signed by more than 4,500 people forced the city council to consult on the regulations around how graves can be decorated.

Patricia Varty who set up the petition urged people to have their say.

She said: “There’s less than two weeks now to give your views to the council about what is a very important issue.

“We have met with the council and given our viewpoint as families who have loved ones at the Cemetery.”

Read more: These are the four rules proposed for Preston Cemetery

The consultation, which contains four options for how graves should be decorated, runs until Tuesday 7 November. You can give your views on the city council website.

Have you given your views? What do you think and feel on the issue? Let us know in the comments below

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