Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Cemetery improvement work

Cemeteries are generally not the jewel in the crown of Edinburgh.  What with safety fears causing headstones to be laid flat and maintenance issues always present, it is difficult to strike the right balance.

Take Newington Cemetery off Dalkeith Road.  It has been in Council control for around 20 years and, as an urban wildlife area, sometimes the growth looks a bit unkempt.  There is a balance to be achieved.

Recently there has been work done to trim down the undergrowth and much of the hog weed has been removed beside the railway line.  There are plans afoot to re-erect some of the headstones - using a team from the community service programme.

For my previous post concerning the cemetery see here.

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