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I was asked to take on the challenge of transforming the graveyard into the promised Memorial Garden in 2015. The graveyard was purchased from the church in the late 80's by a local Developer, who developed the surrounding land. The land was cleared and abandoned. The land is now Crown land. We have just completed the historical stage of the project, uncovered the remaining headstone etc. spoken to 13 family units about their relatives and generally brought the history of the forgotten graveyard to life. We are at second phase of the project, the creation of the Memorial Garden. We have very limited funds and have up to now relied entirely on the generosity of the community and local businesses. To enable the Garden to be open to the Public we need suitable paths, so that the community can remember those buried on the site for generations to come - never to be forgotten again.This is a rough plan of the site - well what we would love to see.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
To fulfill a promise made to the community over 40 years This project is for the community - a little green space in a concrete jungle Mainly for those love ones to go and remember the 57 people buried on the site To turn a broken promise into a reality
Steps to get it done:
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Arun District Council