I’ve had some residents contact me recently that are finding a minority of people using Widnes Cemetery to walk dogs upsetting.
While I understand that some people might walk their dogs in the cemetery and also be paying their respects at a resting place, dogs (apart from assistance dogs) are not allowed in the cemetery.
People who have contacted me are finding it distressing to see dogs ‘doing their business’ near their loved one’s graves. Victoria Park is only down the road to walk dogs in.
I’m sure nobody intends any disrespect, however, I hope that people’s feelings are taken into account and the dog walking in the cemetery stops.