The friends of cemeteries group was founded in 2000 by the council and local residents.
The main objective of the group is to provide a safe and pleasant place for people to visit and pay respects to their loved ones.
The city council has pledged that burial and cremation facilities are provided in an appropriate setting and in a dignified and correct manner.
Cemetery buildings will also be well maintained to ensure the safety and welfare of all people who work in and visit cemeteries in Salford.
Since the group met a number of suggestions have been implemented which have led to improvements being made to the service:
The friends group meet every eight weeks in January, March, May, July, September and November on the third Tuesday of the month. Meetings are held at Salford Civic Centre in Swinton and start at 6.15pm.
If you would like to receive minutes and attend the next meeting, please contact either of the cemetery offices for further information.
Many topics are discussed at the meetings and wherever funds will allow, suggestions are implemented, so that better facilities are offered.
Grave owners and visitors are all invited to attend.
The group is committed to ensuring that the cemeteries are managed and maintained to a high standard. Members report and feed back any incidents of anti social or inappropriate behaviour that may take place from time to time. The group members have been issued with an identification badge so that their identity is known to other cemetery visitors, particularly out of hours, when incidents cannot be observed or actioned by council staff.
Please be assured that the friends group will act appropriately on behalf of the council. They will also feed back any connection with the management of the cemeteries.
If you are not able to attend a future meeting but would like to take part in the improvement scheme, please write to either of the cemetery offices who will forward the correspondence to the next friends meeting.
The friends group appeal to everyone to report any incidents or acts which occur in cemeteries that are offensive and cause upset to other visitors. Basic details of dates, times and descriptions of offenders will help to identify problems to the police or to the city council.
Agecroft Cemetery office
Telephone: 0161 686 7290
Fax: 0161 737 5538
Our cemetery offices are open from Monday to Friday from 9am to 4.30pm.
This page was last updated on 28 April 2016