WORK to expand a cemetery on the Herefordshire border has been completed, providing enough space for the next 100 years.

The work at Presteigne cemetery, which took place on land adjacent to the existing site, required the removal of a hedge and was started in March to avoid this year's nesting season.

As well as additional burial capacity, the work provided 20 additional car parking spaces as well as improved access to the site, Powys County Council said.

Cabinet member for regulatory services Coun Beverley Baynham said: "I am delighted that this important cemetery extension scheme has been completed, it truly is a fantastic piece of work, that has made a dramatic improvement.

"It is also an excellent example of co-operation between the county council and Presteigne and Norton Town Council, who have worked together to enable this project to be completed.

"The scheme is providing much needed additional capacity, enough for 100 years."