Beginning on 4th November, Forbes Shire Council will be undertaking ongoing improvement works at the Forbes Cemetery.
These works are vital to ensure the cemetery is kept in optimal condition despite the current drought conditions facing the Shire. Every care will be taken to ensure minimal disruption throughout this period.
“The Cemetery is such an important place for many of our residents,” said Mayor Phyllis Miller. “It is so important that our loved ones have a wellcared for place to rest. These works will ensure our cemetery looks and feels beautiful despite the tough times many of us are facing at the moment.”
The works to be undertaken include filling of sunken graves with additional top soil throughout the lawn cemetery to improve appearance and safety, the utilisation of a
travelling irrigator, top dressing and fertilising lawn areas to improve turf cover and health, replacement of dead rose plants and installation of paved edgings to beds and replacement of damaged beam to repair cracking and allow for the installation of memorial plaques.
“Every care will be taken to ensure these works are as unobtrusive as possible,” Mayor Miller said. “As always, our team will schedule their work around funerals to make sure no disruption to families fare- welling their loved ones.”
Cemetery works are anticipated to be completed before Christmas, however irrigation will continue throughout the summer months. All queries around these works should be directed to Urban Services Supervisor David Ramsay on 02 6850 2300.