Memorandum by Woodside Parish Council
Woodside Parish Council, along with Waverton
Parish Council and Wigton Town Council appoint representatives
to the Wigton Burial Joint Committee, which runs the cemetery.
The WBJC sets its own budget, which is then
proportionately precepted through the three Councils involved.
This arrangement has run more than satisfactorily
for at least twenty-five years.
Wigton Cemetery is very well maintained, and
is a credit to those who run it. This Council can see no reason
why well-managed cemeteries, such as Wigton, should be run any
Could you please register this Councils' view,
that it does not wish to have the running of Wigton Cemetery taken
over by any other body, when the situation is more than satisfactory
as it is now. A locally administered cemetery is much more able
to be run according to the wishes of the local people.
M D McCabe
Clerk to the Council