Kirklees cemeteries to get £360k facelift

More than £360,000 is to be spent on improvements to six West Yorkshire cemeteries this month.

At Lockwood Cemetery in Huddersfield £220,000 is being spent converting unused land into new burial space and improving access.

Driveways and paths at Dewsbury and Heckmondwike cemeteries will be improved while Slaithwaite and Batley's sites will get new burial space.

Boundary walls at Edgerton cemetery are being repaired.

Councillor Mary Harkin, cabinet member for bereavement services at Kirklees Council, said: "We are confident that the investment we are making... will radically improve the facilities available.

"We would also like to reassure families who will be using the burial facilities where improvements are taking place that we aim to keep any disruption to an absolute minimum during the work."

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