This blog doesn’t get very much input – the burial ground itself gets plenty. This spring the wildflower area is having additional seed scattered, but already some of the cowslips are making themselves known to the emerging bumble bees.
It’s about three months since we opened the burial ground. We currently have one coffin and one cremation burial on site, and I think everyone is pleased with how things have turned out. The wildflower grass meadow is thriving, although with the strange weather we’ve had recently it’s unclear if we’ll have much of a […]
While the opening of a burial ground is generally a low key event, we were very pleased at our opening day in March 2012 to sell the first plot reservations to Charfield residents. We trust they shall not be needed for some time yet, and we’re also grateful for the compliments and kind words of […]
When we made the pedestrian entry into the burial ground, we were forced to remove some soil in which snowdrops had been planted by folk living in Churchend. Where reasonably practicable we relocated them to the adjacent verges, and we’re very happy to note their return. Snowdrops represent some of the first signs of returning […]
As we continue towards our official opening day of Spring Equinox 2012 all the various aspects of the burial ground are coming together. Today we are very pleased to upload the scale of charges and the rules and regulations for our burial ground. Further minor changes may take place between now and the opening, but […]
One of the features we wanted to embed into our burial ground was a Wild Service Tree. Requested by South Gloucestershire County Council as part of the landscape plan, it is a relatively rare native tree, with white flowers in the spring and red berries in the autumn, when the normally green leaves also go a delightful russet red. […]
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-14647010 An interesting article from the BBC News web site on the scarcity of available burial grounds and how we may deal with our dead in future…