New measures introduced to cut costs at Seahouses cemetery after £14,000 loss over three years

Seahouses cemetery.Seahouses cemetery.
Seahouses cemetery.
New maintenance arrangements have been introduced at Seahouses cemetery to try and cut costs.

North Sunderland Parish Council, which is responsible for the cemetery, recently held a meeting with its contracted groundsman to put a plan in place for the coming year.

Grass-cutting will now be carried out once a fortnight instead of weekly, while a cemetery tidy will be conducted once a month.

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Last year the council spent £4,027 on grass cutting at £135 a cut.

Coun Geoffrey Stewart, parish council chairman, said: “He knows where we are coming from and has agreed to help. We can’t do any more until he has tried it out.”

The situation will be reviewed in a few months’ time.