For the last few years Friends of Havant Cemeteries have been tidying the area North of Havant to encourage wildlife, increase diversity and undertake limited work in this tranquil area.
A grant from the Heritage Lottery Funding allowed for new gate, a seating area in the Dissenters’ Cemetery, along with three specific new information boards, self-guided leaflets, an enhanced website and an open day - all helping to increase interest in the area.
During this time, a hit and run driver seriously damaged the lovely old flint wall and gateway to the Dissenters’ Cemetery in New Lane. As the Havant United Reformed Church were unable to find funding quickly for the repair, they set up a fund-raising campaign.
The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) happily agreed to a small underspend being transferred to the Church to enable the repairs to be carried out. This welcome donation meant work could be undertaken by Nutbourne Construction, and brings to a close the HLF funding allocated to the project. General work is ongoing on the last Tuesday morning of each month, and new members are welcome to come along.