BARRY Town Council has reassured the public that work taking place near a cemetery will not affect funerals.

Barry Town Council held a consultation between September 21 and October 31 (2020) and invited the public to share their views on the trees which form the boundary between The Merthyr Dyfan Cemetery and St Andrews Road.

A report was produced and presented to The Full Council in December when it was decided that the Leylandii trees forming the boundary with the Cemetery and St Andrews Road be removed; native trees are to be replanted in the cemetery.


Work to remove the trees should take around four weeks, according to Barry Town Council, and begin on Monday January 25 - this will affect the top left section of the cemetery.

A spokeswoman for Barry Town Council said: “The work will be carried out during the Cemetery opening hours of 8am-4pm and there will be some extra levels of noise and disruption caused during this period.

“We will endeavor to keep this to a minimum and will guarantee that this will not affect funerals taking place over this period of time.”