We have just been told that the parish’s application for a grant from County Councillor Richard Hosking’s Locality Fund has been successful for which we are extremely grateful. The application was made back in March, prior to the recent elections, and will help meet the costs of repairs to the graveyard wall and gates at St Lawrence church, Bigbury.
The project is about maintaining what is arguably the most important asset of the parish, its graveyard, in a respectable and presentable condition that is ‘fit for purpose’. Many, if not most, parishioners will have a need for use of the graveyard at some time in their lives, either for themselves, for relatives or for friends. However, this delicate subject is usually overlooked or taken for granted and the supporting infrastructure of the graveyard (gates, walls, etc.) can become dilapidated over time; hence, the need for these repairs now, after decades of neglect.