Hedgerow replaces cemetery wall

Pictured during the planting of the new hedge are (from left) Michael Lenton (mayor), Rod Pulfer (Rotary), Trevor Beaumont (Town Council), Tony Bailey (Town Council) and David Pleming (Rotary President). Members of the Rotary Club offered much assistance during the planting of the hedge. Photo by John Crossland.
Pictured during the planting of the new hedge are (from left) Michael Lenton (mayor), Rod Pulfer (Rotary), Trevor Beaumont (Town Council), Tony Bailey (Town Council) and David Pleming (Rotary President). Members of the Rotary Club offered much assistance during the planting of the hedge. Photo by John Crossland.

A DANGEROUS wall in Spilsby cemetery has finally been replaced with a hedgerow.

The old cemetery wall sparked controversy earlier in the year when it first emerged that it was in a poor state of repair.

It was deemed to be historically important by several members of the community - including some town councillors.

But many balked at the five-figure cost of the repairs. And that led to the wall’s demoltion.

A new hedgerow has now been planted to replace it.

And town mayor Michael Lenton believes the new hedge will make for an attractive alternative.

“At the end of the day the old wall was in a dangerous condition and had to come down,” he said.

“But you look down that particular boundary line and a great majority of it is hedgerow already.

“So the entirety of that boundary will now be hedgerow. In a few years time, when the new planting has fully matured, it will be very attractive.”