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Works to extend Corby’s Shire Lodge Cemetery coming to completion

13 June 2022

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North Northamptonshire Council was granted planning permission to extend Shire Lodge Cemetery and we are pleased that works are now nearing completion.

The existing cemetery boundaries have been extended to the south-west to create additional burial plots and space for memorial gardens and religious faiths. The site, which will be complete towards the end of June, is largely laid out as a lawn cemetery.

“Thank you to residents for their support whilst these necessary works have been carried out at the cemetery. It is thanks to their patience that we have been able to extend the site so that those who have sadly passed have an appropriate resting place, as well as giving their loved ones somewhere peaceful to visit and pay their respects.”North Northamptonshire Council's Executive Member for Growth and Regeneration, Cllr David Brackenbury
“The extension to the cemetery grounds was welcome news and I am pleased that work is now coming to completion. Thank you to the contractors who have worked in a respectful manner throughout with as little disruption to users of the cemetery as possible.”Leader of North Northamptonshire Council, Cllr Jason Smithers

If you have any enquiries, you can contact North Northamptonshire Council’s Project Manager, Dylan Smith on 07498 234 352.

Notes to Editor:
What’s a lawn cemetery?
Roads and paths have been created but the rest of the area has been laid out as a lawn and only when necessary, will headstone borders be cut out of the lawn.  
Regulations will be developed for the new extension to ensure the area remains as a lawn cemetery to allow for unrestricted access to every grave plot, general appearance, and ease of maintenance. As such no kerb sets, fencing or any other form of bordering will be allowed outside the headstone border and all tributes and mementoes of any kind must be kept within the headstone border.