Drainage problems and demand outstripping the supply of land have led council bosses to step up the search for a new graveyard site.Oh dear. What to do?
Recent wet winters and an ageing population mean Snell Hatch Cemetery will soon be fully occupied.
The options are to either allocate a number of small sites which could serve the community for the next 50 years, find a site close to the existing crematorium or work with surrounding authorities.Yes, land is at a premium, and the green enthusists are plugging the alternative of 'green' burials. It's a problem for councils. And for people. Still, at least it's one we all share equally, regardless of race or creed or...
A woodland burial site is also being investigated as a possible solution.
Woodland burials, also known as "green" or "natural" burials, are becoming increasingly popular with sites provided by both Brighton and Hove and Hastings Councils.
Oh. Oh dear:
The Daily Telegraph (print edition) reports that a council-run graveyard is selling Muslim burial plots more than £500 cheaper than those for non-Muslims, to the anger of local residents.Huh..?
Wittering From Whitney reports that the council's excuse for this is that 'Muslims allow only one person to be buried in a grave, while people of other religions can use it for 'more than one person'...'
In which case, since we're all supposed to be doing our bit for Gaia, shouldn't they be charged more?
*fetches popcorn, waits for the fun to start*