Land In Mary Tavy For A New Parish Cemetery

The current Mary Tavy parish cemetery is nearly full.

While the Parish Council has no legal obligation to provide a cemetery, the results of a survey of parishioners carried out in November 2021 showed the majority of respondents (67%) would like burials to continue in the parish. To try to fulfil this need the Parish Council has been searching for land suitable for a new cemetery.

In recent months a land owner has approached the Parish Council with an offer of a piece of land and we are pleased to announce that a purchase price has now been agreed, subject to survey results, planning permission, etc. The plot of land is approximately 0.5 of an acre in area and is located close to St Mary’s Church.

With a lot of work still to do to prove the viability of the new cemetery land, the Parish Council has formed a working group comprising councillors and non-councillors to progress the project. If anyone is interested in being considered for membership of the working group and feel they can contribute to the development of the cemetery, please contact the Parish Clerk, Katherine Anness ()