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Cemeteries re-open to visitors

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Cemeteries adjoining Gornal Wood and Stourbridge crematoriums have re-opened to visitors, in line with new government advice.

They had been closed for all except those attending burial services for the past week.

Funerals for burials and cremation services will continue to be limited to a maximum of 10 people.

Councillor Ian Kettle, cabinet member for regeneration and enterprise, said:

“We had closed the gates to Stourbridge and Gornal Wood cemeteries to visitors not attending funeral services last week on government advice at the time. However, on new government advice we are now able to open the gates once again.
“We are aware of how important it is for families to be able to visit the cemetery sites to remember loved ones, but I would, however, like to remind people to maintain social distancing when visiting by remaining at least two metres away from others.”

Dudley, Dudley New, Lye and Wollescote, Cradley, Halesowen and Brierley Hill cemeteries are also open to the public.

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