FRODSHAM Town Council is reviewing its policy regarding pre-purchase of burial plots at the community cemetery in Tarvin Road.
Currently additional plots may only be pre-purchased at the time of initial burial, but the amenities committee decided this had led to ‘confusion and misunderstandings’ and recommended abandoning the system and allowing no grave plots to be secured in advance.
Town Clerk Ian Hope explained: “The committee explored a number of options, but it was fairly clear that to come up with a set of regulations that would be workable and understandable to all users, from funeral directors to members of the public, would be so complex it would be easier not to allow pre-purchase.”
However, Cllr Tony Hinkins commented: “Other cemeteries allow pre-purchase so why should Frodsham be different?”.
So the council voted to refer the issue back to the amenities committee for further discussion.
The town council will urge bus operators to resume picking up and dropping off passengers at two stops on the A56 nearest to Tarvin Road, after Cllr Geoff Bath insisted they were important facilities for people relying on public transport to visit the cemetery.
The amenities committee have recommended demolishing the two tin shelters at the stops which bus operators are refusing the recognise, claiming kerbs there are too low to accommodate drop-floor buses.
Said Cllr Bath said: “It should be made as easy as possible for people to visit the cemetery and I propose the clerk should write to the bus operators explaining this to them, with a small hope they may change their minds.”