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HOLY TRINITY CHURCHYARDS

The graveyards at Holy Trinity are maintained by Lancaster City Council. This year has seen a significant change in those arrangements following the Council’s publication of its ‘Strategy for Grassland Management’.This aims to improve the local environment and support a range of wildlife including wildflowers,bees,butterflies and birds.

As a result,you may have noticed that the grass is growing longer as it is being cut less frequently.Some areas in the older graveyards will be cut only twice a year in May and September. Other more frequented graveyards are being cut every month, when the locality team is in Bolton-le-Sands.

As a PCC we are keen to play our part in pursuing a greener agenda for the benefit of all.We have agreed with the City Council that,jointly, we will learn from their new initiative,which will lead to the sowing of wild flower seeds in the older graveyards.However,it must also ensure safe access to the current graveyard and to those parts of the older graveyards still visited by family and friends.

Please bear with us if things don’t look quite as tidy as in past years! Nature has a beauty of its own if given a chance to prosper!

Rob Daunt

PCC member.

June 2021