Plans have been laid out to improve the cemeteries around Ashfield by appointing a new cemetery keeper and carrying out work on mature trees.
Earlier this summer, we reported that visitors to Sutton cemetery had raised concerns about the over-grown grass and fallen branches.
A council report stated that infrastructure improvements will begin this summer but it added: ‘The grass cutting standard within all sites is not currently to the required standard.’
Now, councillors have agreed to appoint a new cemetery keeper, as well as create apprenticeship positions when vacancies become available. They have also agreed to set aside £9,000 to carry out works to mature trees and ensure they are safe.
The plans were agreed at a cabinet meeting on Thursday and will be implemented if approved by a full council.
Council leader Chris Baron said that the council was hoping to create apprenticeships in all its services.