Working on the options

IN response to the letter “Grave work shows ‘lack of respect’’’ (Express, March 15), we appreciate the distress the current practice in cemeteries can cause when new graves are being opened, and we are looking into what other options may be available to avoid laying soil on existing graves.

I would like to reiterate that we appreciate that the covering of a grave may cause distress to relatives and friends.

We will continue to work hard to ensure the time a grave is covered is kept to a minimum while we explore these other options.

GLYNN HUMPHRIES

Service Director

Cleaner and Greener

Wakefield Council