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Thread: O/T Doncaster Council to Close all Cemeteries from Today

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    O/T Doncaster Council to Close all Cemeteries from Today

    Doncaster council have from today decided to close all cemeteries , they are asking people to light a candle at home for loved ones.
    All church weddings & baptisms are cancelled, but funerals are still allowed with a limited number.

    Fire Brigade have warned against lighting unattended candles.

    Seems strange closing the cemeteries, be it's a open space, where not a lot of people are in attendance, we go to our son's grave in Church of Englands Swinton graveyard at least twice a week, the most people we see is 6 people or less.
    Last edited by CAMiller; 02-04-2020 at 03:04 PM.

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    Must be heartbreaking.

    Ask yourself this one question though. What would your son advise you to do, in these circumstances?

    Iím sure you know the answer.

    Keep yourself and your missus safe.

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    Theyíve already been closing them down in Rotherham area, think it was Bramley that was closed last week.

    The problem is Eric that because most of parks (kids park) with shelters (where they meet up) are closed so some will look to gather somewhere else even if some donít agree it happens

    The one at Thurcroft is secluded/10 mins walk out of village so easy target
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ericsladkilnhurst View Post
    Doncaster council have from today decided to close all cemeteries , they are asking people to light a candle at home for loved ones.
    All church weddings & baptisms are cancelled, but funerals are still allowed with a limited number.

    Fire Brigade have warned against lighting unattended candles.

    Seems strange closing the cemeteries, be it's a open space, where not a lot of people are in attendance, we go to our son's grave in Church of Englands Swinton graveyard at least twice a week, the most people we see is 6 people or less.
    Heart goes out to you Ericslad, canít begin to imagine your emotions at this time.
    I believe that the main reason for closing cemeteries etc other than the actual threat of catching the virus is that in most cases it involves travelling to and from the cemetery. Personally if you can walk there I believe you should be allowed to enter as part of your permitted exercise

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    With hearing the news about closures, we went up first thing this morning & laid flowers on our son's grave, 4 other people in the graveyard.

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