Littlehampton cemetery suffers from neglect

May through your pages ask some questions about the disgraceful state of the northern end of Littlehampton Cemetery.

Monday, 15th August 2016, 12:24 pm
Updated Friday, 8th June 2018, 2:54 am

I wish to point out the disgraceful state of the northern end of Littlehampton Cemetery. I wonder why it should be that the southern end is beautifully kept with neat grass and borders and undamaged headstones while the northern end is left to decay into a dreadful mess.

I notice that some of the paths have been gravelled and, on my last visit, some of the yew trees were having a minor trim, but the grass and weeds are left just to grow unchecked, with dog fouling all over the place.

There are trees and holly bushes growing through the graves causing them to break up unchecked.

It would take very little with a pair of shears to cut them before they got too large.

I have four immediate relatives in the northern section, whom I visit to pay respects regularly and the condition of the area makes me wonder why the area deserves so little respect compared to the south end.

To make a comparison with other European Cemetery’s ours are a disgrace.

I understand that the graves are bought privately but a great deal of them have no living relatives left, but it is not good enough for the council to use that as an excuse to avoid doing the work.

I will be interested to see if anyone else feels the same way as I do.

S Charman

Brou Close

East Preston

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