I would like to express a very big thank you to the town clerk, deputy town clerk and all the cemetery staff for the hard work they have put in on our behalf for us to be awarded a national Green Flag award.

We councillors and Friends of Newark Cemetery, all volunteers, understand that people want us to make sure their loved ones are in a place that is well looked after.

Our cemetery staff take special care of the graves, gardens and the environment.

People’s wishes are taken note of, for all sections in and around the cemetery.

The staff care and are passionate about our local graves, as well as taking pride in the Commonwealth War Graves and Polish war graves.

A big thank you to you all. — MR ROY WILLIAMS, Newark town councillor.