The work, which was carried out by G F Tomlinson, took two months to complete and involved the removal of tree roots, levelling and grading of new burial areas and the planting of wild meadow seed, shrubs and trees. There have also been new footpaths, benches, bins and water taps installed in the cemetery as part of the refurbishment.
As well as the work to level out the area, Gedling Borough Council, responsible for the cemetery, took the opportunity to create 12 new car parking spaces for people visiting the cemetery to use.
Councillor Peter Barnes, Portfolio Holder for parks and open spaces said;
“We are very pleased with the improvements. We have made a significant investment to extend the number of plots because we knew it was important to do so for our residents. As spaces in cemeteries across the county become less and less, this will ensure that there are plots available for our residents for the foreseeable future at Carlton Cemetery.”
PHOTO - From left to right,
Site Manager, Matt Smith (G F Tomlinson), Mel Cryer (GBC), Jonathan Miernik (G F Tomlinson), Terry Ball (GBC), Cllr Peter Barnes, Helen Wallace (Nottingham City) and Leader of the Council, Cllr John Clarke.