Cllr seeks solution over cemetery parking problem

Cemetery car park: Cllr Ian Tait is pictured at the informal car park where in the background water has frozen over causing icy conditions for those parking.
Cemetery car park: Cllr Ian Tait is pictured at the informal car park where in the background water has frozen over causing icy conditions for those parking.

CAIRNBULG and Inverallohcy Cemetery car park has been a problem for many who visit due to water damage to the roads..

Now Councillor Ian Tait has been approached by constituents who constantly find it difficult to get parked without getting soaked from water or mud inthe car park due to a lack of drainage.

The cemetery has no official car park apart from the flooded informal space that the council owns and allows those visiting the cemetery to use.

Cllr Tait said: “I have been looking at is the area of ground used for informal parking opposite Inverallochy/Cairnbulg cemetery. A constituent brought this to my attention three weeks ago.

“I discussed this with council officials recently and the officers have given me an assurance that they will look at ways of finishing off the surface to provide a dry area for visitors to the cemetery which will not flood in times of heavy rain.

“The council already maintains the area but at times of severe rain it floods and becomes unusable. Possible solutions will be looked at to sort out this problem.”

Cllr Tait also hopes there can be a permanent solution to the problem as the cemetery may become larger in the future:

“The cemetery here needs to be extended to meet future demand for lairs. I have discussed this with the landowner and council officers will have discussions with him about acquiring new land for the extension. Having all the cemetery at one site is by far the best solution rather than the council looking for ground at other sites. So if discussions go well, the extension can go ahead,” he added.