Due to funding cuts, BwD Borough council have passed the cutting
of the grass in the Western Cemetery to a non-profit friends group
called the Good Friends.
The Good Friends will cut the grass every 2 to 3 weeks during the
growing season and are working in partnership with the Friends of
Darwen Cemetery to maximise the areas which can be cut within the restricted budget provided.
During 2017 the grass will be cut the following areas only:-
All Ashes burial sections
A strip around the perimeter of each burial section
Paths to and around the commonwealth War Graves
Paths to regularly visited family graves
If you attend your family grave regularly and wish a path to be cut, please ring 01254 202019, email firstname.lastname@example.org or post a comment on the FODC Facebook page giving your name, the burial section and plot number and your contact details. We will pass the
details on to the Good Friends.
The remainder of the cemetery will be allowed to naturalise with long grass and wild flowers.
Please take extra care when walking through the burial sections, especially when the grass is long. Most sections contain uneven
ground, sunken graves and fallen headstones.
The cemetery remains the responsibility of Blackburn with Darwen
Borough Council. Any complaints or concerns over health and safety should be directed to the council.
FODC June 2017