Raunds cemetery tidied up thanks to builders

Members of the clean-up operation.

Members of the clean-up operation.

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Raunds’ London Road Cemetery was given a spring clean.

A group of workers from Kier Living Eastern, which is building 94 homes in the town, gave up their time to don overalls and gardening forks at the site.

They weeded the area, cleared footpaths and tended flower beds in time for summer.

Worn benches at the cemetery were also re-varnished by the team.

Nick Moore, managing director of Kier Living Eastern, said: “It was a genuine pleasure to know we were doing something to help.

“We have spent a lot of time in Raunds, speaking to local residents as part of our Silver Fields development, which is soon to launch.

“When we were told there was something else we could do to help the community we jumped at the chance.

“It was great to have so many Kier workers give up their free time to help such a great cause.”

The project was highlighted to the company, which regularly organises such community days, after it contacted Raunds Town Council to ask if there was any community work Kier Living Eastern could help with.

The team was joined by mayor at the time Helen Howell, who also praised the workers for their help.

She said: “I would like to thank the staff of Kier on behalf of Raunds Town Council and its residents for coming to Raunds as part of their corporate responsibility.

“The work they have undertaken in our cemetery to clear and improve the site has been invaluable.

“We are very fortunate having such wonderful organisations offering their help in our community.”