It was stated that the church wall was getting in a dangerous condition and that the trees needed removing. If they were left, repairs to the church wall would be expensive. Tree fellers had been approached but as yet no estimate had been received.
As it needed a major operation to clear up the churchyard, it was suggested that a sub-committee be formed to go into the whole matter and see what can be done e.g. closing, removing stones, renovation of wall, cutting and disposing of trees. This committee was to meet and give information and recommendations to the PCC. A book concerning closure procedure in churchyards to be circulated to the committee.
The Rector stated that he was in favour of the churchyard closing down completely and a garden of rest to be made with the preservation of some stones.
(Extract from PCC Meeting, 1st December 1970)