Petition launched to call for land to extend cemetery

Wooler First School moved onto the Glendale Middle School, freeing up its former site. Picture by Jane Coltman
Wooler First School moved onto the Glendale Middle School, freeing up its former site. Picture by Jane Coltman

Residents in Wooler are being urged to sign a new petition calling for land to be allocated to extend the village’s cemetery.

The churchyard at St Mary’s is already a closed site, while the current cemetery, on Burnhouse Road, is running out of room.

However, an opportunity to expand has arisen as the neighbouring site was vacated by Wooler First School when it moved to the Glendale Middle School site.

A petition has been set up to obtain some of that site for an extension to the cemetery and it is now available in shops, churches and pubs in the village for residents to sign.

Wooler Parish Council discussed the future of the first-school site earlier this year and is keen for some of the land to be used for the cemetery.