April 29, 2006
problem for Burnham as space runs low in town's cemeteries
in Burnham-On-Sea are running out of space, meaning mourners in
the town may soon have to bury their loved ones in a nearby village.
councillor Arthur Thorogood told the annual meeting of the council
that the cemeteries in Burnham Road, Highbridge and Westfield
Road, Burnham are both nearly full.
two cemeteries are running out of space. Eventually people will
have to go to the Brent Road cemetery on Berrow Triangle,"
clerk Eileen Shaw also said this week: "I can confirm that
the Burnham cemetery is full now except for four reserved plots.
But the one in Burnham Road in Highbridge has as many as 35 plots
left for burials."
anticipate that at the current rate of use, there won't be a problem
for two years there," and added that
"the burial of ashes will not be too much a problem for a
number of years."
town council's joint burial committee is aware of the issue and
this is why the Brent Road cemetery has been opened for Burnham
and Highbridge residents.