Reader’s Letter: Lack of respect for our dearly departed

I visited my parents grave yesterday morning and another plot close by was being opened in order to receive a newly deceased member of our community.

Whilst the grave was clearly flooded, it needed to be pumped out. The Orbitas employees that had prepared the grave thought it fit and proper to pump out the water onto other graves with no regard to the families whose loved ones are at rest.

When I approached them and asked why they were not using the drain at the side of their digger to filter the water away, I was told that "they had a job do and as a consequence it was unfortunate that the water was being sprayed onto other plots and they would deal with that in due course". They then abruptly turned their backs on me.

I find this absolutely appalling that the deceased - who no longer have a voice - are treated with such a lack of respect and it makes me wonder how society has stooped to such a low ebb.

Reader's Letter


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Andy Brown
Friday 5th February 2021 at 4:04 pm
Remember the contractors that tarmacked Brook Lane and simply covered the manholes and drain covers?

Now this!

I really do wonder where on earth Cheshire East find these cowboys.
Christine Munro
Friday 5th February 2021 at 5:33 pm
They are part of Cheshire East!!!
Alan Brough
Friday 5th February 2021 at 9:24 pm
This is really beyond comprehension.

We have family ashes interred in the cemetery. For all I know, they could be floating down a local brook somewhere.

This is most distressing and CE Council are completely responsible
Pete Taylor
Saturday 6th February 2021 at 9:34 pm
Distressing does not start to describe this Alan.

When (then) Conservative-controlled CEC fell over themselves in a race to the bottom, contracting everything out to the lowest bidder, setting up "internal companies", to save a quick buck, (which cost US a fortune) it was obvious, to a few voices crying in the wilderness, that this all would come home to roost at some point. Then George Osborne de-funded the likes of CEC- it was all on the skids. Whatever happened too him?

Well, those chickens have just started to arrive; the fat-lady has only begun to clear her throat, never mind started to sing. Where are those swaggering former Councillors now?

I actually have come to believe that the case for Regional Assemblies makes sense, bin the dog-poo politics Parish and Town Councils.
Jon Williams
Sunday 7th February 2021 at 7:57 am
Well said Pete Taylor:
"I actually have come to believe that the case for Regional Assemblies makes sense, bin the dog-poo politics Parish and Town Councils."