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SHALLOW GRAVE: Watford to run out of burial space in cemeteries within 13 years

 Published on: 6th October 2023   |   By: Darius Morgan   |   Category: Uncategorized

New data has revealed when Watford is set to run out of burial space.

Co-ordinated by the Local Democracy Reporting Service, a study of Hertfordshire cemeteries has been undertaken to see how much grave space remains in the county’s cemeteries.

Watford Borough Council revealed that the town is expected to run out of space within 13 years.

Meanwhile, Hertsmere Borough Council said that Allum Lane Cemetery in Borehamwood is expected to run out of space by the end of 2024.

Elected Mayor of Watford Peter Taylor told WATFORDnews: “When it comes to cemetery space in Hertfordshire, Watford is in a better position than many other areas, but we’re aware of the need for planning ahead. Last year, we opened 275 more burial plots at North Watford Cemetery. We will continue to review our provision and consider options so that we can accommodate the final resting place needs of our residents.

“We’ve also worked with other councils to create Hemel Hempstead Crematorium as an alternative to burials for those who prefer it. Our goal is to respect the wishes of our community and find practical solutions for their end-of-life needs.”

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