Upset over state of Eastbourne cemetery

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Council contractors will resume grass cutting at the town’s cemeteries this week after complaints over the Bank Holiday weekend.

People took to social media to complain about overgrown grass and weeds at Langney Cemetery saying it was upsetting to see it in such a state.

A spokesperson at Eastbourne Borough council said on Wednesday the recent rain had hampered work by contractors.

“Grass cutting took place at Langney Cemetery last week and was due to resume on Tuesday but the grass was too wet,” said the spokesperson.

“As a delivery of bedding plants arrived Tuesday, cutting teams were moved across to plant these until the grass dries out. In addition, a large number of burials took place last week and through respect for the bereaved, we always cease cutting when these are held.

“However, cutting at Langney Cemetery should be finished by the end of this week, ahead of schedule.

“Spells of warm sunshine combined with rainfall have led to exceptional growth but we are maintaining good progress with our cutting timetable. Work will start again at Ocklynge Cemetery next week and Eastbourne Crematorium is also being routinely cut.”

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