Spennymoor Independents are pleased to confirm that the Town Council (P&R Committee) formally agreed, by a majority vote, to reinstate the closure of the Cemetery Gates for both Tudhoe and Middlestone Moor Cemeteries. This decision will be formally ratified at the full Council meeting on Tuesday, 26th September 2017 as is normal Council policy, to begin the service shortly afterwards.
There will be a summer and winter schedule, with opening and closing times operating 7 days a week including bank holidays. Notices will be displayed at the cemetery gates and on the Council’s website to inform residents of the new closure times. We hope that the new scheduled times will still offer flexibility to visitors to the cemeteries but with the added peace of mind of added security of their loved ones resting place.
Thank you for your patience in waiting for this decision to be implemented. We believe that this improved service will offer maximum benefit to residents whilst keeping costs to a minimum. The Council have scheduled opening and closing times to fit in with normal working hours of staff and will contract a local company to operate the new service outside of these times.
The reinstatement of the Closure of Cemetery Gates was a pledge made by Spennymoor Independents’ in their May 2017 election leaflets.
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