Cemetery blasted as ‘total disgrace’

5111025 SSHC ceres graveyard 'borders & edging churned up by careless drivers at Ceres Graveyard, Ceres
5111025 SSHC ceres graveyard 'borders & edging churned up by careless drivers at Ceres Graveyard, Ceres

THE state of a north east Fife cemetery has been blasted again, six months after the council promised to take action.

Ceres cemetery was branded a ‘downright disgrace’ by one angry visitor back in July, prompting Fife Council to vow it would address the problem.

But now another resident has contacted the Fife Herald to say nothing has been done.

The man, who has lived in Ceres for over 30 years but asked not to be named, said: “I have been complaining for four and a half years about the state of Ceres cemetery and nothing has been done.

MESS

“The whole thing is a mess, but especially the entrance from St Andrews Road.

“The flower bed and grass border there have been churned up by cars continually running over it on the school run, and it’s been particularly bad since early November.

“If it keeps up there will be no grass left.”

He went on: “The rest of the cemetery is badly needing maintenance too.

“I’ve been in Ceres for over 30 years and the state of the cemetery has really gone downhill in the last four or five years.

“It’s a total disgrace and to me it’s nothing short of vandalism.”

IGNORED

The man said he had been in touch with Fife Council numerous times in recent months but claimed his pleas for intervention had been ‘ignored’.

Liz Murphy, the council’s bereavement services manager, said the local authority was working to resolve ‘ongoing issues’ with cars using the entrance to the cemetery.

She told the Fife Herald: “We are aware that there is some damage being caused and we are looking to minimise that.”