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More burial space for Enfield

Published Wednesday, 03 September 2014

Enfield Council is planning to roll out a project designed to create more burial space across the borough following a successful pilot scheme.

The £600,000 project will allowing individual concrete lined plots to be dug in cemeteries across the borough in areas of graveyards which are unsuitable for regular burials due to ground conditions. More traditional earth dug graves will still be available for burials.
 
Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment and Community Safety, Cllr Chris Bond, said: “Enfield in common with many other areas is running out of burial space and this innovative project means we can use land that was previously unsuitable for burials in our existing cemeteries in masouleum type plots.
 
“This is a sensible, proportionate and effective way of making sure that our available burial space can be used more flexibly and will last longer.
 
”As well as making more land available for burials, residents will also have more choice in the type of burial and where they are buried.”

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