BURIAL GROUND EXPANDS ECOLOGICALLY
Despite limited burial space across the country and particularly in Cornwall, Hayle Town Council can announce a new cemetery for the town.
The new cemetery, to be known as Lethlean Meadow, is on Lethlean Lane, on the road leading to Phillack. The site is adjacent to the existing allotments provided by Hayle Town Council. The existing burial grounds (operated by the Godrevy Team Ministry) at Phillack Church, adjacent to the Towans and the cemetery managed by Cornwall Council are now full. Hayle Town Council anticipated this and were able to acquire the land for a new cemetery not far from the existing one.
Having transformed unused glebe land, the expansion will create an additional 270 burial plots and space for cremation plots. The burial plots allow for the burial of three coffins. The site is significant, and will provide sufficient burial land in Hayle for at least the next 50 years for those who wish to be buried in the town.
Mayor Anne-Marie Rance said, “Rather than being buried in a big graveyard miles away, it is more meaningful for people who are wanting to be buried in the community to be buried where they live. For many residents, it is where their family and friends are buried so it is important for them to be buried with them. The expansion to the burial ground offers a tranquil natural space for people to remember, grieve and mourn those that they have lost.”
The design of the burial ground will be developed in 4 phases. Initially the first phase of the burial ground has been laid out and landscaped. The remaining land will be maintained as a wildflower meadow until the need for further burial plots arises. Allowing indigenous grasses and wild flowers to flourish reduces Hayle’s carbon footprint and contributes to broader efforts to mitigate climate change.
Cormac will be delivering the burial service on behalf of Hayle Town Council. Anyone wishing to arrange a burial can contact them directly.