Commenting on the news that Derry City & Strabane District Council have confirmed that they have now completed the acquisition of lands for a new cemetery in the cityside, Sinn Féin Foyle MLA Pádraig Delargy said:
“We have seen major work take place in the City Cemetery over recent years, particularly at the Lone Moor Road end and the opening of new burial sites
“I commend Council staff for their work to upkeep this land and for the compassionate services they provide to many people and families in difficult circumstances on losing a loved one.
“But it is coming close to the time when the City Cemetery will reach its full capacity.
“It can be a very long process to get a site that suits the needs of the city for the next twenty to thirty years and it’s vital that people’s views are heard and people are kept informed of the plans as this project moves forward.”