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Work underway to extend Glossop cemetery

Published on 2 August 2021

Specialist consultants have been appointed by the Borough Council to oversee the work now underway to extend Glossop cemetery.

Additional burial space at the cemetery is needed as there is currently only grave space to cover the next two years. This extension will provide 20 years space for graves based on current burial numbers.

High Peak Borough Council has appointed a contractor to carry out the work following extensive surveys over the past couple of years and securing the necessary planning consent.

Council Leader, Councillor Anthony Mckeown, said: "Land adjoining the cemetery was purchased by the Council some years ago. It was purchased to ensure we have enough space at the cemetery to meet the future needs of Glossop residents.

"There is still some space available but we are now at the point where additional grave space will be required to keep the cemetery ready for the future.

"Whilst this work needs to take place, we are very mindful to minimise the impact on people visiting the cemetery. To do this, we have appointed some specialist advisors to work with our officers to oversee this project.

"We are working to ensure that the works will have as little impact on the local environment as is possible with these types of works."

The extension work at the cemetery is expected to be finished by the end of October.