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Repairs to Preston Cemetery gates remain in limbo

Posted on - 29th March, 2024 - 8:00am | Author - | Posted in - Politics, Preston Council, Preston News
The entrance to the cemetery still retains temporary gates Pic: @prestonphonebox

Preston City Council has said they have “no timescales” for replacing the cemetery gates after a crash in 2021.

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Temporary security fencing is in place after a grey BMW 1 Series overturned and collided with the entrance to the cemetery just off New Hall Lane in February that year.

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18-year-old Harron Ahmed of Cave Street, Fishwick, who was a passenger, died in the crash.

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Mark Inglis, who runs the Prestonphonebox account on X, shared a picture of the gates and said: “Another year has past since I brought this up and we are still looking at cheap security fencing on the entrance to Preston Cemetery.

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“How much does a stone mason and two proper gates cost? We owe it to the families of those resting here.”

A date for repair has not been given by the council.

A council spokesperson said: “We are still awaiting an outcome from our enquiries to our insurance provider and at this stage we have no timescales in relation to the replacement of the gates.”

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