Moray SNP News
Moray Council has written to Richard Lochhead MSP confirming that work to improve drainage at Clovenside Cemetery in Forres is due to begin in September.
Mr Lochhead has raised concerns with the local authority on behalf of residents after parts of the cemetery have flooded during heavy rainfall. The Council has told Moray’s MSP that work to create a raingarden is expected to start mid-September and should take 3 to 4 weeks to complete.
These plans have been welcomed by Mr Lochhead who has been contacted by constituents who have found flooding at the cemetery distressing.
Commenting Richard Lochhead MSP said:
“On more than one occasion heavy rainfall has caused parts of the cemetery to flood and understandably this has caused some families a great deal of distress.
“I’ve been in regular contact with the Moray Council on this issue for a number of months and I’m really pleased that a solution has been identified and works to improve the drainage are set to get under way in the coming weeks.
“This investment will be welcomed by the families affected and I very much hope that these improvements help tackle the flooding issues we’ve seen at the cemetery in recent weeks and months.”
Moray Council release can be found here: