Stretford Cemetery is almost FULL with no new graves available, council reveals


NO new graves are available at Stretford Cemetery, according to Trafford Council.

The council revealed that the Lime Road cemetery is almost full in a statement on Friday.

Previously, additional areas of Stretford Cemetery, opened in 1885, were closed for re-use as graves.

But there are no more additional areas and an extension of the cemetery is not an option due to the surrounding houses and the flood basin of the Mersey Valley.

Urmston Cemetery, which opened in the 1890s, also lacks a graveyard.

According to Trafford Council, unless there is expansion on land next to the cemetery on Queen’s Road, it could be full as early as next year.

But the council assures that there will be a graveyard at Dunham Lawn Cemetery for the next 15 to 20 years.

Cllr Tom Ross, Executive Council Member for Finance and Governance, said: “It is important that we support bereaved families in this time of need.

“As a council, we have enough burial grounds to meet the needs of all communities and denominations at Dunham Lawn Cemetery for the next 15 to 20 years.

“However, we also appreciate the needs of bereaved families to visit loved ones locally.

“We will therefore be exploring the possibility of using a burial ground in an area to the rear of Urmston Cemetery, which was the site of a sports pavilion.

“If possible, it could allow for burials in Urmston for the next five to ten years.

“Council will also undertake a review of alternative land in the north of the borough, which may identify a potential new cemetery.”


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