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Wednesday 22 October 2014

Volunteers sought for friends group at Crewe Cemetery


Orbitas Bereavement Services has announced plans to set up a friends group at Crewe Cemetery.

Orbitas, Cheshire East Council’s arms-length company for bereavement services, hopes that local volunteers could supplement its work to keep the lawns and graves trimmed and tidy.

It has welcomed an offer from Crewe Clean Team to help control litter and maintain the grounds on an ad hoc basis.

Councillor David Marren, chairman of Orbitas, said: “Many people have complimented us on how lovely the cemetery looks.

“Our bereavement operatives do a very good job but their main priority is burials and this work has to take precedence. So when we are busy, grounds maintenance sometimes has to wait a little longer than would be the case in an ideal world.

“We would like to set up a cemetery friends group made up of members of the public to provide additional help when it is needed.

“We are grateful for the interest shown by Crewe Clean Team and we hope this might be the basis for getting volunteers involved.”

Anyone who would like to join the friends group is invited to contact Sandra Daniels on 01270 685547 or email

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