Immaculate burial ground

I write regarding last week's front page article about St Peter s burial ground.

I write regarding last week's front page article about St Peter's burial ground. We visit my father-in-law's grave regularly, and we have to say that the burial ground is immaculately kept, and is a pleasure to visit. This is an emotive subject, and I completely understand that people want their loved ones' graves to look attractive.The groundsman, referred to as 'over-zealous', seems to be caught in the middle here, between the strict church rules that he must work to, in order to keep the grounds looking tidy, and bereaved relatives' grievances over wishes to add planting to graves.We put planting troughs up against the grave, which can be planted, to look attractive, but allow the passing of the tractor mower.It is a fine balance that the groundsman has to achieve, but you cannot argue with the results.Mark Teed,12A Moormead, Budleigh Salterton


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