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Poynton Burial site and Poynton Bore Hole

Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:53 pm
by kathy61
I have today learnt with great consternation that there is a burial site at Adlington Hall close to the Adlington Bore Hole, where our current water supply comes from.
It is of great concern as I believe it is a threat to public health.
People don’t usually die healthy, they are generally filled with drugs and illnesses such as cancer.
The decaying bodies are likely to be leaking into the water table which is then pumped into the water system and distributed to the people of Poynton.
There is no filter system to remove these toxins.

Does anyone have more information about this?

Re: Poynton Burial site and Poynton Bore Hole

Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:29 pm
by nedsram
It's not exactly close. The burial site is diagonally opposite the Legh Arms at the main crossroads. The bore hole is over half a mile west north west; the entrance to the site is just before Mill Lane crosses the River Dean.

Re: Poynton Burial site and Poynton Bore Hole

Posted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:12 am
by purplefairy
the prep work for the memorial site took years....I drive to work that way every day the environment agency and UU were there most days for at least 6 months.
The regulations for setting something like that up are really strict and I would imagine this was one (of many points) that had to be looked at.

Re: Poynton Burial site and Poynton Bore Hole

Posted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:31 am
by kathy61
Well having experienced UU first hand, I would not have much confidence in them.
As regards the Environment Agency, I think we need to find out what they were assessing and what assumptions they used.
This needs to be investigated.
It all looks very charming when you drive by the burial site, but I had no idea how close it is to the borehole and I wasn't expecting to be transferred back onto borehole water - although I have to admit I prefer the borehole water.
Water can travel underground for miles, so this needs to be investigated.
I have written to David Rutley by email to ask for it to be investigated. I suggest that other concerned people do the same to get some action asap.

Re: Poynton Burial site and Poynton Bore Hole

Posted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:18 am
by lostcat
All the info you need is here. A half mile is a long way to travel when you're dead!

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/cemeteries- ... -pollution

Re: Poynton Burial site and Poynton Bore Hole

Posted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:24 am
by lostcat
From the Planning approval

Green burials shall only take place in the part of the site that is to the North
and West of the watercourse running through the site, as indicated on the
submitted revised Landscape Masterplan (plan number 641.1G). The part of
the site to the south and east of the watercourse may only be used for the
internment of cremated remains or for scattering of ashes in accordance with
revised masterplan (plan number 641.1G).
Reason: To prevent pollution of groundwater having regard to policy DC19 of
the Macclesfield Borough Local Plan.

10.Burials must not take place within 250 metres of any well, spring or borehole
from which a drinking water supply is drawn.
Reason: To protect drinking water quality having regard to policy DC19 of the
Macclesfield Borough Local Plan.

11.The place of interment should be at least 30 metres away from any other
spring or watercourse, and at least 10 metres away from any field drain.
Reason: To provide protection of distal water users from the rapid conduit
transmission of contaminants having regard to policy DC19 of the
Macclesfield Borough Local Plan.

Re: Poynton Burial site and Poynton Bore Hole

Posted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:18 pm
by kathy61
I accept that it conforms to the rules.
However as a landowner of many years, I can advise you that water finds its own way underground, joining other water courses over time and popping up in unexpected places.
I have seen it on my land.
Many years ago I was affected by water seeping from the canal which is a good mile away from where I live, and springs pop up unexpectedly on a regular basis in my fields.
The only way to ensure public health is to test for micro-organisms and pharma in the water on a regular basis.

Re: Poynton Burial site and Poynton Bore Hole

Posted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:04 pm
by POYNTONIAN 1
If ur worried hav it tested

Re: Poynton Burial site and Poynton Bore Hole

Posted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:51 pm
by kathy61
I have contacted David Rutley for a quick response.
Of course I am worried, I don't want to drink water contaminated with decaying bodies that are full of disease and drugs - or am i just being picky?

Re: Poynton Burial site and Poynton Bore Hole

Posted: Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:32 am
by POYNTONIAN 1
kathy61 wrote:I have contacted David Rutley for a quick response.
Of course I am worried, I don't want to drink water contaminated with decaying bodies that are full of disease and drugs - or am i just being picky?

You have the right to have the water tested if you want