‘I just want this disgusting pile of rubbish gone’

RUBBISH TIP: Jon Coupland with rubbish in Spalding Cemetery. SG131014-117TW
RUBBISH TIP: Jon Coupland with rubbish in Spalding Cemetery. SG131014-117TW
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A Spalding man is calling for something to be done about huge piles of rubbish in the cemetery where his father is buried.

Jon Coupland says that there are now two piles of rubbish in Spalding Cemetery which is being added to day by day.

Jon said: “This rubbish isn’t going to go away overnight – it’s not going to dissolve because it’s huge bits of rubble.

“It doesn’t make sense that those in charge of looking 
after it don’t realise this.

“The council seems to think ‘out of sight, out of mind’ but there’s builders rubble and hanging baskets down there now.”

Jon’s father’s grave is placed not far from the rubbish. He said: “It’s disgusting!

“It makes me feel that my father has been buried on a tip.

“Him and my mother – who is still alive – bought the plots in the cemetery but they never would have done if they’d known all of this rubbish would be there.

“When you go to a cemetery you expect to see nice scenery and a nice setting, not a big pile of rubbish and everyone else who I speak to down here has said exactly the same thing.”

Jon says that he feels Spalding is “like a skip” and worries what will happen to new graves.

He said: “New graves are appearing and people are being burried very close to the rubbish – even closer than dad’s grave – but I don’t think they’ll stop adding to the pile until there’s no room left.

“Spalding used to be a pretty little town and now it’s a filthy dump – now I just want this disgusting pile of rubbish gone.”

A spokesperson from South Holland District Council said: “The soil mound in the cemetery is to be used for future maintenance work and we will aim to get it covered up or removed shortly.

“We would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused to the gentleman.”