Guernsey Press

Father 'sick and tired' of cemetery standards

A FORMER president of the Friends of Le Foulon is 'sick and tired' of what he says is a lack of care with maintenance of the cemetery.


Trevor Kirk does not believe Le Foulon has been looked after in accordance to what was agreed with the former Treasury and Resources in about 2002/2003 after he raised concerns after buying a plot there.

'They've never really done it to the required standard. Even though these points were agreed, there were still arguments,' he said.

Mr Kirk said he had an agreement that he would cut the grass around his son's grave, and those either side, but said sometimes it had been cut by the groundsmen.

'The groundsmen aren't supposed to come near it,' he said.

He also said there were a lot of weeds and some areas have been strimmed and left without grass, exposing soil.

Mr Kirk said: 'If grass is a bit wet it sticks to the headstone,' he said.

States Property Services said the cemetery is managed and maintained in accordance with Institute of Cemetery & Crematorium Management guidelines, and has been for some time, by staff who have been trained in ICCM practices.

It said over the last decade the management of it has developed significantly, from guidance from the ICCM to having a dedicated cemetery and grounds manager.

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