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messageNunhead Cemetery Closed this morning 10/09/20
Posted by Renata Hamvas September 10, 08:13AM

Nunhead Cemetery is closed this morning for a funeral

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Cllr Renata Hamvas
Labour Councillor For Peckham Rye Ward
Renata.Hamvas@southwark.gov.uk
02075255223

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messageRe: Nunhead Cemetery Closed this morning 10/09/20
Posted by KidKruger September 10, 09:34AM

Heads for the heads-up Renata.
Do you know where, centrally (Council, FoNC), we can see these events listed which will close the cemetery ?
Being funerals they're booked in advance by at least a day you'd expect.
Last week NC was closed and I wondered how I could get advance notice so as not to make unnecessary journeys there.
[fonc.org.uk] doesn't seem to show them.

We'd need: location/site, status:will be closed, date, from/to times, additional specific relevant notes.

messageRe: Nunhead Cemetery Closed this morning 10/09/20
Posted by bob September 11, 01:49PM

Can anyone tell me why Brenchley garden cemetery has been closed to visitors since lockdown Bob S

messageRe: Nunhead Cemetery Closed this morning 10/09/20
Posted by Penguin68 September 11, 01:57PM

If you mean Camberwell New Cemetery I believe it is because it houses a working crematorium - which is continuously in operation - the other cemeteries are also closed during burials.

Despite the new restrictions I believe it would be possible to open it again to those wishing to visit family graves etc. but since there is so much green space locally (including Brenchley Gardens and Camberwell Old Cemetery as well as Peckham Rye) I don't think those just wanting to access the cemetery for exercise etc. are left wanting for recreation areas.

However, any opportunity to reduce our lives and freedoms shouldn't be (and isn't being) overlooked.

messageRe: Nunhead Cemetery Closed this morning 10/09/20
Posted by alice September 11, 02:51PM

Bob - open when ive been.

messageRe: Nunhead Cemetery Closed this morning 10/09/20
Posted by Dogkennelhillbilly September 11, 09:46PM

Is it normal to close whole cemeteries for a single funeral? I've always thought they were open to the public in daylight. (Gen¨ine question).

messageRe: Nunhead Cemetery Closed this morning 10/09/20
Posted by Penguin68 September 12, 08:36AM

Is it normal to close whole cemeteries for a single funeral?

Yes, in Southwark following the Covid-19 lockdown. Initially Southwark closed all its cemeteries willy-nilly, but later opened them for socially distanced use, but determined to close them during any funeral so as to maintain safe numbers coming together. Other London boroughs chose similar, but not necessarily identical, schemes. This was, and is, probably unnecessarily cautious. In normal times cemeteries are open for funerals, as these are seen as 'public' events.

messageRe: Nunhead Cemetery Closed this morning 10/09/20
Posted by Dogkennelhillbilly September 12, 02:48PM

Ahh, okay, thank you. It seems a little bid odd to me (I was sitting in a park earlier today that had multiple parties and picnics happening, as well as the usual strollers and runners - is that, in epidemiological terms, much different from funerals at a cemetery?) but it's hardly the worst inconvenience of Covid so not worth me grumbling more
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