WORK to clear a number of fallen trees from Ulverston’s cemetery is underway after many were ripped from the round by Storm Brendan.

The high wind gusts uprooted several trees and damaged multiple memorials at the cemetery, preventing residents from using the main access road, paths and the ashes section of the site.

South Lakeland District Council, who own and manage the Priory Road cemetery, began the clean-up in partnership with one of their arboricultural contractors.

Ulverston councillor David Webster, said: “I went down to the cemetery and it is terrible isn’t it, but the clear up is taking place.

“The cemetery is not far from where I live, but we did not get this wind.

“It was that strong it actually uprooted the trees.

“I do hope that there is not too much damage to the memorials though as that will be quite sad for families to see.”

A spokesperson for SLDC said: “We attended the site on Tuesday morning along with our contractor and began work immediately to clear blown trees from the access paths and ashes area of the cemetery. Following this, we will focus on removing uprooted trees from other sections of the site.

“Unfortunately three memorials have been impacted by storm damage, however, we will liaise with owners to fix them.

“The council is very aware of the emotional attachment the residents of Ulverston have with the cemetery. We are ensuring works are carried out quickly and safely, but with the utmost respect the site is due.”

The fallen trees have also caused damage to a few memorials at the cemetery, but the council have said they will work with memorial owners to restore those that are affected.

If a resident has concerns about a memorial contact SLDC’s bereavement services on