On Sunday the 4th November, Brandwood End Cemetery will be crowded with people attending the Blessing of the Graves. PLEASE WALK INTO THE CEMETERY if at all possible as the number of cars mean that there is nowhere to park. Staff must keep the main drive free of parked cars (as far as the chapels) for safety reasons and also to allow access to Clergy.
Please don’t be one of the people that argue with them and demand that ‘you’ are the exception!
You may think we have ‘issues’ with the City Council, Bereavements Department in Birmingham but they pale into insignificance with those of the Friends of Camberwell Cemeteries in London.
Follow the links to find out what is happening there and the reuse of grave areas.
We must stress that, as far as we are aware, Birmingham has no plans to adopt this method of creating burial areas, and locally we are lucky that we have a fairly recently established Cemetery at Kings Norton, with a large amount of ground available there.
Our thoughts are with The Friends of Camberwell Cemeteries and their allied struggle for Southwark Woods.