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Luton Borough Council

17/01/2021 - Flooding at The Vale Cemetery

We are aware of flooding that has occurred over the last 24 hours at the Vale Cemetery and are very sorry for the distress that this will cause to families visiting the area.

We have already commissioned​ an engineer to review drainage in this area of the cemetery however the heavy rains over the last 24 hours have clearly highlighted an issue with adjacent land which we will pursue with the owners as a matter of urgency.

In addition, we have recently commenced a programme of improvements including improved access, construction of new footpaths and enhanced cleaning. Preparations have also started to create new burial areas that will relieve the pressure from existing sites to allow us to make the necessary improvements to prevent a recurrence of this issue.

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