For a number of years, a small group has been meeting with the Derby City Council Bereavement Services Manager and a ward locality manager to try and establish a Friends of the Cemetery group.
A Facebook group was created in July of 2023 and post on the history of the cemetery and its interesting occupants began.
The first meeting in the present format was held in November 2023 and Scott Jarvis was elected as Chair of the group.
The cemetery opened in 1855 and remains in use to this day. It is a much beloved green space on the outskirts of Derby.