Activities are undertaken by our contractors - John O'Conner at 2 of the 3 closed graveyards - St Luke's and St Etheldreda's. Activities include:


Sweeping and Litter Collection

Checked weekly. Litter baskets should be maintained so that they are no more than half full.  Every month, the litter baskets are properly cleared of its contents and the area surrounding it swept and cleared. 


Grave Maintenance

Maintenance of the grave space is the responsibility of the Grant Holder. The Council will maintain the grass so long as there is an uninterrupted area for mowing.


Grass cutting

Cemeteries are cut 15 times per annum.   This is undertaken every two weeks between the months of March and November.


Hedge Cutting and Maintenance

All hedges will be cut twice a year to reduce the tops and sides.  The first cut will take place between June and July with the second taking place between September and October.  Ornamental hedges are maintained to 3ft to 5ft in height and boundary hedges are maintained to 8ft to 10ft. 


St Thomas A Becket undertake their own grounds maintenance.