During the Easter weekend, I visited the Pyes Pa Cemetery to visit my father and to take him some flowers for what would have been his 80th birthday. Pyes Pa Cemetery has always been a very beautiful and peaceful place well looked after by the Tauranga City Council, but not so now.
I was shocked and saddened to see the state of some parts of the cemetery, particularly in the old part where my father’s plot is. It is obvious that the grass has been allowed to grow too long and has grown over the headstones and then it has been sprayed and dead grass and weeds are now lying over the small headstones. It is a mess and an absolute eyesore and quite frankly disrespectful to those who are buried there and their families and friends.
I would ask the Tauranga City Council Commissioners to look at what is happening at the cemetery and to please not cut costs and return the cemetery to the lovely place it once was.
Fiona Proudlock, Welcome Bay.