Saturday, 23 January 2010

EXCLUSIVE: Cllr. Meg Davidson in Sunday Express?

It is understood that Cllr. Mrs. Meg Davidson, Conservative (Fiskerton Ward), is likely to appear in tomorrow's Sunday Express in a story about the proposed joint human-animal burial ground proposed for Stainton-by-Langworth.

In a publicity coup that any local councillor would be proud of Cllr. Mrs. Davidson has secured, it is understood, coverage in the national paper which has a circulation of over 600,000.

The relationship between a man and his dog, has been widely documented as being something of a special bond. Now, that bond – whether it be with dog, cat, horse or reptile – can go beyond the grave.

West Lindsey District Council has granted planning permission for a human and animal burial site, near Stainton by Langworth, north of Lincoln. According to the council, the applicant is from Cherry Willingham in Lincoln, but they were unavailable to talk about the scheme.

However, the application states that one acre of the four and a quarter acres will be dedicated to animal burials. The rest will be a 'green' human burial ground.

Langworth Group Parish Council members said it had not raised any objections to the plans.

Mrs. Deidre Oswin who lives in Langworth said:
"Some people could take to it, but it is a very peculiar sort of planning application to put through.

"It's quite unusual to say the least, but I guess there is no problem with it."

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