Parks team has done a first class job in Elland

Watkinson Road

Halifax

We frequently read critical comments about Calderdale Council and some of the actions and plans made by it and on occasions fully justified.

I am going against the current trend and offering my congratulations to one particular department, namely the parks and cemeteries division. I refer to the recent renovations made to the crematorium at Elland. On the approach the gardens are always well maintained and the overall appearance a credit to the staff involved.

Now the remembrance section of the building has been equally matched. Tastefully decorated throughout and with the inclusion of a virtual facility which allows visitors to view the remembrance book pages at will whilst retaining the original book to be viewed in a separate area.

In my opinion a first class job and congratulations should be given to those who planned, designed and carried out these improvements.

However, what a shame that Calderdale’s only crematorium still cannot be reached easily by public transport, thanks to the Arriva bus company who felt it necessary some time ago to re-route the 2679 bus journey which passed the entrance to this public building and last resting place of many.

H W D Maude