Seaford residents have expressed concern at the state of some areas of Seaford cemetery. The cemetery includes 253 burials of the 1914-18 war as well as the graves of Canadian soldiers maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. These are now becoming overgrown with surrounding vegetation.
Cllr Carolyn Lambert explains: “My colleague Cllr Christine Brett has received a number of complaints from residents about the part of the cemetery that is the responsibility of the Green-led Lewes District Council.
"I understand that they wish to encourage bio-diversity in the cemetery. Whilst we all want to encourage bio-diversity, any action here would need to be handled with extreme sensitivity and in consultation with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.”
Cllr Christine Brett adds: “I understand that the Green administration at Lewes District Council is going to carry out a review of its cemetery management. It is important that this review respects the wishes of residents as well as encouraging bio-diversity.”