Repairs start at Memorial Wall

URGENT repairs are to be carried out to the Memorial Wall at Woodbridge Cemetery.People planning to visit graves are being warned to expect some noise and disruption.

URGENT repairs are to be carried out to the Memorial Wall at Woodbridge Cemetery.

People planning to visit graves are being warned to expect some noise and disruption.

The four-week project was starting today and will see an eight-metre stretch shored up with three new buttresses following the effects of the recent bad weather.

Suffolk Coastal cabinet member Robert Whiting apologised for the work and said it would stop during any services or burials.


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“I would reassure anyone with a loved one buried in Woodbridge Cemetery that these vital repairs will be undertaken with the greatest sensitivity to reduce their impact on anyone visiting while work is taking place,” he said.

Woodbridge Cemetery is owned and managed by the council, and its oldest section, which dates back to the 1850s, is listed in English Heritage's Register of Parks and Gardens of special historic interest.

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“Regrettably, eight plaques that are attached to the unstable part of the wall where one of the buttresses will be will have to be repositioned on another part of the cemetery wall,” said Mr Whiting.

“We have attempted to contact those whose plaques are going to be moved, but there may be some friends or relatives who are unaware.

“Some flower urns will also have to be moved to ensure they are not damaged by accident during the works.

“They will be kept in safe storage nearby and put back as soon as the repairs and improvements have been finished.”

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