Cheddar Cemetery Extension
Cheddar Parish Council brought to fruition a plan to extend the village cemetery located beside the reservoir. The cemetery, which was opened in 1993, was close to capacity and the extension has more than doubled its size.
The new area has been attractively landscaped with hedging, trees and grassy pathways, making it a tranquil setting for visitors. At the same time improvements will be made to the car park and main entrance. In addition to traditional burials the extension enables the council to offer green burials.
A.G.A. started worked on site in November 2019, this meant that we were carrying out work in some very challenging weather conditions. It had been hoped to complete all planting before Christmas but the extreme wet weather since the autumn made working conditions very difficult and delayed the project. However, with good planning, the majority of the other works was completed before Christmas, just leaving the tree planting, seeding and some of the finishing touches, such as oak bollards, to be installed.
The work was carried out while the existing cemetery was still in use, with provisions for allowing visitors to the cemetery to have safe access and egress and with the arrangement that work would cease when a burial took place.