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allsaints church, graveyard, not happy

On 9 Mar 2011 at 2:31pm grimes wrote:
i took a walk around the graveyard at the allsaints church the other day, and was very upset and disapointed at the lack of care... There was a pile of garden waste plus other bits of rubbish piled at the back on graves and random chairs and a sleeping bag on the floor... And dog poo... The entrance from the street up to the back of the church has been shut and is over grown and dirty... I would of thought more care and respect would have been taken to keep a lovely bit of history in lewes nice to walk around... And goes with out saying the lack respect for the dead is disturbing... Rant over...
On 9 Mar 2011 at 4:10pm Old Cynic wrote:
Its always been a bit of a mess. I hate to say this but according to our venerable leaders much beloved 'Big Society' you should organise a clean up yourself.
Don the marigolds......
On 9 Mar 2011 at 4:42pm bastian wrote:
There's no one buried in there,they were all exumed years ago when the church was decomissioned(which sadly makes it ripe for developement)But it is a haven for town wildlife as is st john sub castro..part of Lewes' wildlife havens.
On 9 Mar 2011 at 5:17pm Sylvia wrote:
There are people buried there. Just because a church yard is classifed as "closed"doesn't mean exhumation has taken place!! There is a family vault to the Godfrey family at the back. Richard Godfrey excavated the Priory ruins not so many years ago.A closed church yard simply means no longer available for burials and the church was deconsecrated. St John's and St Michael's are also closed.
On 9 Mar 2011 at 6:14pm grimes wrote:
yes there are people buried there and being a single parent doesnt quite give me the time to arrange such things... It should be being looked after... Its just sad to see such a pretty place have such lack of care..
On 9 Mar 2011 at 7:20pm Old Cynic wrote:
I know Grimes it's sad - but if you suggest to 'the powers that be' these days that 'it should be looked after' the answer will come back, 'we agree but do it yourself'!
On 9 Mar 2011 at 8:11pm historyman wrote:
they were not exhumed, where did you glean this information from? It never happens.
On 9 Mar 2011 at 10:52pm citizen wrote:
I wish the strimmers would leave St Johns SubCastro alone... They treat it like a municipal park when it was once a wildlife haven. I think there's a Mr Andy Frost in the Council who's behind it.
On 9 Mar 2011 at 10:58pm grimes wrote:
surly whoever is in charge of the place should do it?? Thats discusting behaviour!
On 10 Mar 2011 at 1:24pm Mr Forks wrote:
The Town Council own All Saints, so down to them. They should be able to afford it, as their the only body that increased their cut of our council tax this year!
On 10 Mar 2011 at 9:41pm grimes wrote:
i see... yes they should be looking after places like that more!!
On 11 Mar 2011 at 2:06am Lewes Cinema wrote:
Just don't even get us started on what the Town Council 'should' be doing at All Saints...
On 11 Mar 2011 at 9:37pm Vox Populi wrote:
The Town Council have a very helpful ranger.
If someone cares to pop into the town hall and tell him what is wrong at the All Saints, I'm sure he will be more than happy to check it out.
On 15 Mar 2011 at 8:46pm catlin wrote:
That is a very helpful comment vox. But surely wit a manager and an assistnt there, one of them should have reported it.

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