Cemeteries in Renfrewshire have had funding agreed by Councillors which will bring a host of improvements.
Following the SNP administrations budget commitment to devote an additional £1 million funding to improvements across the cemetery estate in Renfrewshire, councillors have now agreed on plans to take this funding forward.
Renfrewshire Council operates nine cemeteries and this investment will be focused on supporting their continued usage, delivering a range of additional improvements such as drainage, wall, path and road enhancements.
Hawkhead will be among the first to benefit and will see the largest investment with £500,000.
SNP Councillor for Paisley East and Central, Will Mylet, said: “In my six years as a councillor covering Hawkhead cemetery I have had many complaints about the state of repair. This investment will help to improve the environment where many people go to remember their loved ones.”
Cllr John McNaughtan, SNP cllr for the same ward, who has many ancestors buried within the cemetery, added: “It’s great to see some investment in our cemeteries after years of neglect by the Labour Party. We should remember the dead and fight for the living.”
Plans are also in place for improvements to be made to Bishopton and Inchinnan cemeteries and the remaining funds will be allocated in due course.
Photo Credit: Cllr John McNaughtan