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Cemetery gates to close at night

Created on 08/12/2016 @ 12:00
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Following reports of motorhome-type vehicles being parked up in Maesgwastad Cemetery for days on end, the council has decided to close its gates at night.

Powys County Council will start from January 3 due to the unauthorised parking, including residents using it, which has had an impact on funerals.

Cllr John Powell, Cabinet Member for Cemeteries, said: “We have had incidents where motorhome-type vehicles have parked within the cemetery for several days without moving.

“Hearses have struggled to enter and exit the cemetery on days when a funeral is taking place because cars have parked along the edge and on the turning circle while mourners are having to park a considerable distance away due to nearby residents parking at the cemetery.

“All these incidents have meant that we have been left with no option but to close the gates to Maesgwastad Cemetery overnight. This will start in the New Year.” 


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