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Additional burial space agreed for North Watford Cemetery

Watford Borough Council’s Cabinet has agreed proposals that will see nearly 400 new burial spaces created at North Watford Cemetery.

Cabinet heard at its meeting last night that, by agreeing to the proposals, they would extend the lifespan of the cemetery from the current projection of a maximum of nine years before space runs out to nearer 13 – and possibly more.

As well as the additional burial plots, 100 of which will be for those of the Muslim faith, the proposals include some new features for North Watford Cemetery as well as some upgrades to the current facilities. These include:

• A columbrium for the interment of up to 200 ashes remains
• Ornamental Memorial trees with engraved leaves
• Improvements to the main entrance of the Cemetery including a new, ornamental garden
• Resurfacing and lining the car park

Elected Mayor of Watford said “North Watford Cemetery is a much-loved and important facility that I know brings comfort to many people. It is good that we have been able to provide this additional burial space, as well as alternative ways for people to remember their loved ones. These plans give us more time to explore options for future burial space so it remains an option for those who would like this choice.”

A further new feature agreed for the cemetery is the creation of three pet columbria for local people who would like a more permanent memorial for their pet and a dedicated place to visit and remember them.