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Carlton Cemetery extended to create space for 1,600 extra burials


Work to create an extra 25 years of burial space at a Carlton cemetery has now been completed.

The project to level out new burial land in Carlton Cemetery will resulted in an extra 1,600 burial spaces – enough to see the site through the next 25 years.

The work, which was carried out by G F Tomlinson, took two months to complete and involved the removal of tree roots, levelling and grading of new burial areas and the planting of wild meadow seed, shrubs and trees.

There have also been new footpaths, benches, bins and water taps installed in the cemetery as part of the refurbishment.

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As well as the work to level out the area, Gedling Borough Council, responsible for the cemetery, took the opportunity to create 12 new car parking spaces for people visiting the cemetery to use.

Councillor Peter Barnes, Portfolio Holder for parks and open spaces praised the work.

He said: “We are very pleased with the improvements. We have made a significant investment to extend the number of plots because we knew it was important to do so for our residents.

“As spaces in cemeteries across the county become less and less, this will ensure that there are plots available for our residents for the foreseeable future at Carlton Cemetery.”

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