Wisbech General Cemetery

Wisbech General Cemetery - Credit: Archant

WITH reference to your article on March 8 about drunks in Wisbech Pocket Park.

We are members of the Friends of Wisbech General Cemetery (to give it its correct name), a group of volunteers who give our time to manage the cemetery and keep it tidy and attractive for the benefit of visitors and wildlife.

We know that it gives pleasure to a great many people and we get lots of compliments. We speak to everyone we meet and they are nearly always polite and friendly, certainly not intimidating.

The cemetery is owned by Fenland District Council. It empties the bins and pick up litter regularly. If the bins are over-full then a quick phone call in our experience means that someone comes out the next working day.

The fence at the back of the cemetery was broken down some months ago and at that time the council already had plans to replace it with a secure metal fence and gate. These should be installed soon.

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We would welcome more volunteers to help with maintenance or with research into family history. We have monthly work parties and carry out small-scale work as and when needed.

We invite people to join one of our guided walks and find out more about the history and wildlife of the cemetery and of residents who are buried there.

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We welcome responsible dog walkers but request that they keep their dogs on leads and clean up after them.

We can be contacted through Fenland District Council on 01354 654321.


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