New Penn Road Cemetery officially opens

The new Penn Road Cemetery in Hazlemere was officially opened earlier this week by Dev Dhillon, Chairman of Buckinghamshire Council, and Sarfaraz Khan Raja, the Chairman of Buckinghamshire Council’s High Wycombe Town Committee.

The opening marks the final stage in a project that was started by Wycombe District Council and High Wycombe Town Committee in 2017 when the need to provide additional burial facilities for the High Wycombe area was identified. The cemetery will be operated by Buckinghamshire Council as a combined cemetery provision alongside High Wycombe Cemetery.

Mark Winn, Cabinet Member for Homelessness & Regulatory Services, said:

“I would like to thank High Wycombe Town Committee for the role they have played in bringing about this much needed community facility.

“The scope of the project was to create an attractive and appropriate cemetery that met a wide range of community needs. The tasteful design of both the building and landscaped gardens provide a tranquil and calm setting for people to say goodbye to their loved ones and to visit to be close to them.”

Further information on Penn Road Cemetery can be found on the Buckinghamshire Council website