19th Sep, 2019

Man in charge of the restoration of Droitwich's St Mary’s Churchyard appeals to skip companies to help him finish the job

Harry Leach 6th May, 2019 Updated: 6th May, 2019

THE MAN responsible for restoring Droitwich’s St Mary’s Churchyard to its former glory is appealing for help from local businesses to help him finish the project.

Kevin Hyett is in need of soil and rubble skips to be dropped off at the churchyard between Tuesdays and Thursdays for three weeks running.

His aim is to clean up a giant dirtbank, filled with rubble, which has been piling up over the years.

Kevin said: “The dirtbank is against a wall which we want to rebuild in the churchyard and it’s also filled with people’s litter and looks a complete mess.

“It goes from the behind the Corbett Medical Practice and stretches to Worcester Road and into the churchyard – the rubbish is about 10ft wide.

“We want the area to look nice for people visiting their loved ones so we need one big push to finally get it all finished.”

Kevin took on the role of maintaining the churchyard in 2015 and is helped by a a group of volunteers on the Worcester Community Payback scheme every Wednesday.

They have worked hard hard to clear large area of brambles and uncovered a number of headstones in the process.

Kevin added: “It would be incredible if a local skip company could offer its services because we are low on cash.

“We would be grateful for whatever help we can get.”

In return Kevin has promised to invite whoever helps out to an open day at the end of August in St Mary’s Churchyard.

It will be a chance for the company to advertise as well as for local people to catch up over tea and coffee and see the restoration project far.

Anyone who can help can call Kevin on 07512 063937 or email editor@droitwichstandard.co.uk .

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