The cemeteries included in the renovations were in Fañabe, Armeñime, Tijoco Alto (Cultural Centre) cemetery, and Tijoco La Hoya.
The councillor with responsibility for the borough’s cemeteries, Esther Rivero Vargas, has given details of a number of improvements in recent months in the installations in Adeje.
The council has spent over €3,500 on the project. According to the councillor, “we are working, in the best way possible, to upgrade these areas that are used by people during very emotionally difficult times. For that reason we want to make these changes, and have bought new furniture and equipment (for the rooms used by the families in mourning before a funeral, etc.) as well as carrying out small repairs where necessary in each of the cemeteries.”
Among the work completed was the renovation of fire extinguishers, new kitchen fittings, modern and comfortable furniture, heating and air conditioning as well as other improvements. Each of the borough’s crypts has a small kitchen area, bathrooms and a room where family and friends will spend time together in the day and night before the funeral, often sitting with the coffin of the deceased.
The councillor commented, “The maintenance of these areas is hugely important because they offer an essential service during what can be very sensitive times for the affected families who are suffering the death of a loved one. Bearing that in mind we see it is very important that these areas are in the best possible condition to give people the comfort they need at this time”.
The cemeteries that were included in the renovations were in Fañabe, Armeñime, Tijoco Alto (Cultural Centre) cemetery, and Tijoco La Hoya.