Cemetery extension for village

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A cemetery in Kippax has been extended to allow people to lay their loved ones to rest in their local area.

Leeds City Council has extended the cemeteryadjacent to St Mary’s Church on Robinson Lane.

Local Couns Keith Wakefield, James Lewis and Mary Harland worked closely with the council’s parks and countryside department to extend the cemetery following lobbying by local residents.

They visited the cemetery to see the extended area with Coun Mark Dobson, executive member for the environment.

Coun Wakefield said: “We know just how important it is to local people, that they are able to lay their loved ones to rest in this area. I can reassure concerned families that we are also looking to plan a number of new cemeteries in the area.”