Ashby Road Cemetery Consultation

Have your say on improvements to Ashby Road Cemetery

What was it about?

Our Green Spaces team created a five year management plan to maintain and improve the service at Hinckley's Ashby Road Cemetery. We are proud to provide a respectful, efficient and sympathetic burial service to the community. We want to continue to provide a high quality service.

We asked for views on the facilities and maintenance of the cemetery including:

  • Site access and landscaping
  • Building and facilities
  • Memorial inspections
  • New facilities and proposals
  • Setting up a Friends of Ashby Road Cemetery group

Public Involvement

The consultation was open to anyone, although it was particularly useful to those who were familiar with the site. View information about Hinckley Cemetery.

This consultation ended on 17 June 2016. 

Ashby Road Cemetery Consultation Results

During June and July Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council carried out a public consultation to establish people’s views on the management of Ashby Road cemetery. The results of this consultation will be used to help write a new management plan which will include a five year action plan of improvements.

The consultation questionnaire was split into two sections, section A - existing cemetery facilities and amenities and section B - new facilities.

The headline findings from section A were that people found the overall provision and maintenance of landscaping such as flower beds, lawns, hedges and trees to be good, along with the provision and maintenance of signage, footpaths and roads and the cemetery boundaries. Areas for improvement included provision of parking areas, disabled access, and the provision and maintenance of buildings and other facilities such as the cemetery toilets, seating and bins, which were all considered average by the majority of people.

The majority of respondents were supportive of the Borough Council's plans for the changes and new facilities listed in section B of the questionnaire, including keeping dogs on leads, changes to cemetery opening times and a number of memorial structures to be located in different parts of the cemetery.

A copy of the full results can be obtained by contacting the Cemetery Office on 01455 255707 or use our contact form.

Last updated: 28/03/2017 11:40

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