New tree marks a new start for cemetery

The mayor, Councillor Andrew Backhouse, visited the newly resurfaced paths in Manor Road cemetery and planted an oak tree. He was helped by Jasper North, aged 4, Cherry North aged 3 and Fletcher Hall aged 4, who are the youngest of the Friends of Dean Road and Manor Road Cemetery volunteers. ''135003
The mayor, Councillor Andrew Backhouse, visited the newly resurfaced paths in Manor Road cemetery and planted an oak tree. He was helped by Jasper North, aged 4, Cherry North aged 3 and Fletcher Hall aged 4, who are the youngest of the Friends of Dean Road and Manor Road Cemetery volunteers. ''135003
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Scarborough’s mayor and mayoress, along with other guests, visited the newly resurfaced paths in Manor Road cemetery and planted an oak tree.

This marked the completion of a project which was funded by Yorventure and the Plaxtons 2012 Christmas raffle. Mayor Andrew Backhouse was helped in his task by Jasper North, four, Cherry North, three, and Fletcher Hall, four, all pictured above, who are the youngest of the Friends of Dean Road and Manor Road Cemetery volunteers. Friends group chairman Jan Cleary said “This area of the cemetery is now opened up with safe paths and a new seat. It was made possible by the excellent partnership working between the Friends volunteers, Scarborough Borough Council and the Probation Service.” Volunteer sessions take place in the cemetery on the first Sunday of the month, 10am to noon.

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