Greenlaw cemetery to be monitored

Greenlaw Kirk and cemetery
Greenlaw Kirk and cemetery

A site visit and meeting to discuss the state of grass cutting and other issues surrounding Greenlaw cemetery has been described as “very productive”.

Residents and members of Greenlaw Community Council hosted Scottish Borders Council’s Neil Pringle, Mid Berwickshire Councillor Frances Renton and Depute Chief Executive Philip Barr as they visited the cemetery on Friday, July 18.

Concerns had been raised about the staffing rotas of council workers, as well as the condition that grassy areas were left in after mowing.

Stewart Baxter of Duns said: “They left it that the cemetery will be looked at. They are restricted because of budget cuts, which is fair enough, but they are looking into the ‘10 day’ cycle of grass cutting.

“SBC are also looking at the removal of an old garage on the cemetery grounds. It was a productive meeting.”