A range of new improvements are being introduced at Maesteg Cemetery to improve the look of the site and support visits from friends and relatives.

New plum-coloured slate chippings are being laid to improve the overall appearance around plots for cremation memorials, and replacement railings have been installed.

Cattle grids and other surplus infrastructure have been removed, and a new regular maintenance and grass cutting schedule has been introduced across the site.

The council commissioned specialists to help address drainage issues and difficult ground conditions within the extended area at Maesteg Cemetery.

Cllr Stuart Baldwin, Cabinet Member for Communities, said: “I am sure that visitors to the graveyard will be pleased to see that we are making fresh investments at the site, and that further improvements are planned.

“The new improvements to be considered will include the cemetery extension where the ground is largely made up of clay and stone and will be designed to improve the look of the site and support people who are visiting the grave of a loved one.”