An investment of more than £1million in Renfrewshire’s cemeteries is taking place, with Hawkhead Cemetery the latest to benefit from improvement works.
This will include resurfacing of the internal roads, repairing kerbs and upgrading the drainage system to improve the experience for residents visiting their loved ones.
The works will begin on Monday 15 July and will last for a period of 20 weeks, with the work being carried out in two phases of approximately ten weeks.
In the first phase, the main entrance to the cemetery will be closed with visitors asked to use the Scotts Road entrance or the pedestrian entrance further down Hawkhead Road.
The second phase will see the main entrance re-open and the Scotts Road entrance close, as works take place along the Scotts Road boundary to improve the road surface and drainage.
All areas of the cemetery will remain accessible throughout the work with diversions in place for visitors to follow.
Councillor Cathy McEwan, Convener of Renfrewshire Council’s Infrastructure, Land and Environment Policy Board, said: “We want to ensure that our cemeteries provide a fitting and appropriate place for people to visit their loved ones which is why we have made such a significant investment.
“We’ve listened to residents and recognised that there are areas which needed upgrading and the works taking place, not just in Hawkhead but in all cemeteries, will make a big difference.
“We’ve worked closely with local funeral directors to minimise disruption during the works at Hawkhead and we thank everyone for their patience while we make these essential changes.
“All parts of the cemetery will remain open and we ask visitors to use the signposted diversions until the works are complete.”
Information will be displayed at the entrance to the cemetery and visitors can pick up a map which outlines which areas are closed during the period of works.