Alnwick Cemetery update

Alnwick Town Council have closed the cemetery on a temporary basis due to damage caused by Storm Arwen.

 

There are a number of fallen trees and other trees which are in an unstable condition and require professional input from tree surgeons and council workforce to ensure public safety. The team is working constantly to deal with the consequences of an unprecedented storm and the cemetery will be opened as soon as it is safe to do so.

 

Thankfully it appears that the majority of the damage is to the trees and the vast majority of the headstones in the cemetery remain undamaged.

 

Funerals will still take place with access via the Cawledge View pedestrian entrance.

 

 

Peter Hately

Chief Officer/Town Clerk

Alnwick Town Council