OSWESTRY Town Council has confirmed that it will be looking at improving drainage at the town's cemetery after a funeral was cancelled because of flooding.

A member of the public – described as a friend of the family affected by the cancellation – raised her concerns over the flooding of the cemetery, in Victoria Road, following Storm Christoph last month.

A spokesman for the council said the decision to cancel the funeral because of the heavy rain was taken in conjunction the relevant funeral directors and promised that drainage at the site will be an immediate priority.

"A member of the public raised the matter at the meeting," said the spokesman.

"In the previous week a funeral had to be postponed because the ground was saturated following the very heavy rain that had fallen in Oswestry and the rest of the country.

"The decision was made in consultation with the funeral directors.

"The cemetery and the surrounding fields are wet and the council agreed to re-look at the drainage."

The member of the public who raised the issue also said that flooding had also occurred around graves belonging to her own family members.

Councillors pledged to find a solution immediately.