IN A statement released by Enfield Council regarding the Tottenham Park Cemetery it was stated that “Members of the community raised serious concerns
IN A statement released by Enfield Council regarding the Tottenham Park Cemetery it was stated that “Members of the community raised serious concerns with the Council about the condition of Tottenham Park Cemetery, Montagu Road, Edmonton.
As a result, Council officers inspected the cemetery and identified conditions and structures within the cemetery that posed a high risk to the safety of visitors to the cemetery. These safety concerns were raised with Tottenham Park Cemetery Ltd, and also referred to the Health and Safety Executive as the enforcement body. In the light of the safety risks, Tottenham Park Cemetery Ltd took the decision to close the cemetery on Friday 16 February 2018 to protect the public.
The Council understands how distressing and upsetting it is for the community to be unable to visit their loved ones in the cemetery. It was appropriate in the circumstances that Tottenham Park Cemetery Ltd took action to close the cemetery. The Council is in communication with Tottenham Park Cemetery Ltd and will do whatever it can to facilitate the company in their actions to make the cemetery safe and therefore re-open it as soon as possible…”
Due to the closer of the cemetery members of the community come together on Mother’s Day last Sunday to leave their loved ones flowers just outside of the cemetery gates.
Enfield council also stated that the Tottenham Park Cemetery is privately owned by Tottenham Park Cemetery Ltd and they “have commissioned their own inspections to determine the best course of action for the remedial works needed. The company is in communication with the Council to discuss their proposals for completing immediate remedial works, so that the cemetery can be re-opened as soon as possible.”
It was noted that for any updates and information regarding Tottenham park cemetery can be found on their website, here is also where their contact details can be found.