The village Cemetery is on Landbeach Road just beyond the bypass. The original cemetery was created by All Saints’ Church in around 1900 when their churchyard started to run out of space.
In 1984 the Parish Council extended it to provide considerably more space and new interments now take place in this part of the Cemetery. Milton Parish Council are responsible for the upkeep of the whole Cemetery area.
Today the Cemetery is divided into separate areas. Two Lawn sections, a Traditional section and a place for ashes to be buried. Those who can be buried in the Cemetery must be residents of Milton or able to meet other criteria which are clearly set out in the Cemetery Regulations.
Milton Parish Council have an active program of maintenance for the Cemetery and regularly have the grass mown and have the trees and bushes cut back and kept under control. During 2023 an additional program will see the re-seeding and levelling of some of the grass areas.
To show our commitment to protecting the environment it is our intention to apply for a Cambridgeshire Churchyard Conservation Award.
This means us maintaining parts of the Cemetery to encourage plants and habitats to flourish.
Soon you will see bird boxes, insect hotels and hedgehog houses being installed around the Cemetery. This is in addition to the areas we currently maintain for Summer and Spring flowering which will be marked with information signs.
Additional benches are being installed in the coming weeks including a specially commissioned ‘arts’ bench. This will be placed in an area of the Cemetery where visitors will be able to have a quiet moment for reflection. A Cemetery notice board is also being installed where you will be able to learn what is happening in the Cemetery and how our conservation efforts are developing.
As you can see, we are undertaking a range of improvements with the aim to make the Cemetery a nicer place to visit and acting responsibly by working to conserve the area for wildlife.