Exclusive: Deal to extend Market Weighton cemetery edging closer

Mayor Marian Frith at Market Weighton cemetery.
Mayor Marian Frith at Market Weighton cemetery.

A deal is close to being agreed between Market Weighton Town Council and Yorkshire Water over a piece of land owned by the company that would enable the town’s existing cemetery to be extended.

Market Weighton is fast running out of burial plots, with fewer than 10 plots left at its cemetery on Holme Road.

But the town council is nearing an agreement with Yorkshire Water to secure land near the cemetery that would allow the council to provide much-needed additional burial plots.

Full story in today’s paper (31 October).