According to the Goulburn Post today, the caretakers of a district cemetery are seething that Council wants to sell the facility for unpaid rates.

Crookwell woman Edith Medway, who has a close family association with the cemetery, described it as holy ground.

“We’re very, very angry,” she told the Post.

“How would you like your mother’s and brother’s graves sold for 30 pieces of silver?

“We’re angry about (Council’s) attitude, its insensitivity and rudeness of two of its staff.”

he Forest’ cemetery, 10km from Goulburn on the Middle Arm Rd, is one of 10 properties agents for Council will auction on February 22 for outstanding rates. 

The one-acre area, nestled in the corner of a paddock below St Columbus Anglican Church, has $1500 owing but with interest and legal costs included, has blown out to $2500.

In a closed session at the December 17 meeting, councillors considered a request from caretakers to withdraw the property from sale.

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