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Councillor ’embarrassed’ by state of Co Armagh cemetery

A councillor has said he felt “embarrassed” by the state of a Co Armagh cemetery when visiting over the weekend.

Independent councillor David Jones attended Seagoe Cemetery in Portadown on Sunday and was saddened by the its condition.

“Yesterday [Sunday] I had occasion to visit Seagoe Municipal Cemetery,” said councillor Jones.

“I must say I was very concerned at its untidy state – grass not cut and weeds growing everywhere.”

He added: “As a councillor and member of the Environmental Services Committee which has control of cemeteries, I felt embarrassed at the untidy nature of Seagoe.

“This morning I have been in contact with Council and have been assured the matter will be attended to directly.”

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