Petition launched to call for land to extend cemetery

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

Friday, 11th November 2016, 11:30 am
Updated Wednesday, 16th November 2016, 4:01 pm
Wooler First School moved onto the Glendale Middle School, freeing up its former site. Picture by Jane Coltman

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

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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.