CONCERNS have been raised regarding the ‘poor’ appearance of a churchyard.

Betty Tobin, 89, from Llangollen, has raised her concerns about the churchyard at St John’s Church in the town.

She said: “This issue is very close to my heart, as I have a number of family members buried at St John’s, including my beloved husband.

“I know some people may say that those who are buried there are gone but it doesn’t mean they should be forgotten.”

Mrs Tobin, who is a frequent visitor of the church, added: “Something needs to be done, as I’m worried it’s only going to get worse.

“There’s overgrown plants and grass, not to mention a number of old headstones just learning on walls, which could prove a health and safety issue, especially amongst the elderly community like me.”

A spokesman for the Diocese of St Asaph said: “The majority of the churchyard around St John’s Church in Llangollen is well maintained, with the grass cut regularly.

“The churchyard includes a peace garden with benches and bushes, offering an area of tranquillity and stillness for everyone to enjoy.

“Earlier this month, more than 100 people gathered in the churchyard for the blessing of the statue of St Collen, the saint who gave his name to the town of Llangollen in the seventh century.

“Local church representatives are in discussions with a team of volunteers to assist with the tidying of small sections of the churchyard which are in need of some attention.”