The Friends of Burngreave Cemetery and Chapel have written the letter below to the Council, enquiring after the disappearance of money from the sale of the cemetery lodges, which should have paid for the reconnection of electricity to the chapels.
I am writing to you on behalf of the Friends of Burngreave Cemetery & Chapel regarding the restoration of electricity to the chapel building.
We have been active as a group since 2002 and, working with Bereavement Services, Parks and Open Spaces and Burngreave New Deal for Communities, have raised money to help maintain and repair this Grade 2 listed building. We have had many events and exhibitions over the years and these have helped with fund raising. Last winter the electricity was disconnected as a result of a Health and Safety inspection when the Superintendents’ Lodge and Sextons’ House were being sold off. Part of the profits from the sale was allocated to restore the electricity to the Workman’s Hut and Chapel. We think it is right and proper that the money should be used for this purpose. This means that although we still open all year round, the lack of electricity limits what we do and curtails our fund raising efforts. We are also very cold and feel like birds in the wilderness looking for light!
Please let us know what you will do to assist us in this matter. We open the Chapel on Sundays (11.00am – 3.00pm) and would be happy for you to visit us.
Yours sincerely, Christine Steers