Following consistent action by Fenny Stratford Councillors Martin Gowans, Mohammed Khan and Emily Darlington, work has begun to upgrade the Manor Road Cemetery.
This work includes painting the gates, new signage and improved landscaping. This is in addition to repairing the damage done to the cemetery last autumn.
In November 2018 the cemetery was vandalised and residents contacted their local Councillors. The result was that the vandalism was put right and Milton Keynes Council agreed to invest in improvements to the cemetery.
Cllr Martin Gowans said: “I am pleased that, having put money aside in this year’s Council budget, money has now been spent and the Manor Road Cemetery improved.”
Cllr Emily Darlington added: “I became involved in the Manor Road Cemetery when residents approached me last autumn over vandalism. We listened, found the money and now I am pleased that the cemetery has been improved.”
Cllr Mohammed Khan concluded: “It was very important that Milton Keynes Council agreed to upgrade the Manor Road Cemetery. It is important that we respect the burial grounds where generations of Fenny Stratford residents are buried. I am proud that we have improved the Manor Road Cemetery. It makes you proud to be a local Councillor.”