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Exciting update on St Mary's Church Yard!

by Linda Philo

St Mary's Church, Crich

Amber Valley Borough Council, who have been responsible for the maintenance of the ‘closed churchyard’ since the early 90s, have promised that the whole churchyard will be cut within the next few weeks. A churchyard is termed ‘closed’ because there is no more space for burials available. Burials now take place in the adjacent burial ground, below the churchyard. Crich Parish council are responsible for the maintenance of the burial ground.

St Mary’s PCC are excited to be in the planning stages of a sustainable maintenance plan, which will be carried out in cooperation with AVBC. The PCC hope the new plan for this special place can encourage biodiversity and the enjoyment and safety of all churchyard users.

We would love to know the views of those in our community who visit the churchyard and would like to invite you to come and talk to us during the afternoon session of the work day between 2-4pm.

The work party day – open to all comers with their garden tools – will be held on the morning of Satuday 30 October from 9.00 am and an afternoon session from 2.00 pm.  As it is Half Term on that day, children (supervised by their adults) are very welcome to join in!

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