Changes to council services

Funerals and Social Distancing

We recognise this is an extremely difficult time for families, and no more so than if we lose a loved one.

Funerals will still be taking place, and our dedicated team will do everything they can to make sure you are able to pay your respects to loved ones with the dignity and compassion that they and you deserve.

We need to make sure funerals happen in a safe way, without the risk of spreading Coronavirus, so we have put in place these measures to keep people safe as they pay their respects.

We respectfully request that attendees remain two metres apart from each other and staff working where possible and use hand sanitizer upon entering the Chapel’s.

Although face coverings are no longer a legal requirement we are adhering to the Governments advice that they are expected and recommended to be worn in enclosed public spaces (e.g. Memorial Hall) where social distancing may be difficult and where you come into contact with people you do not normally meet.

Both Chapels are currently are back to normal capacity, with a maximum of 100 people in the larger West Chapel and 40 people in the smaller South Chapel.

The Church in the Cemetery will reopen on 26 July 2021 with a capacity of 30 attendees.  As it is a small space, it is still recommended that memorial services are held in the Chapels at the Crematorium. 

There is no longer a maximum number of mourners we are allowing in the Cemetery for a graveside funeral or Ashes interment.

The Flower Hall is now open to the public, visitors are reminded to adhere to the Governments guidelines with social distancing when using the facility.

The public are welcome to the Cemetery until 5pm but please be aware the entrance gates are closed at 4:30pm and can leave through the main exit.

If you have any questions, please do ask our staff members. We are dedicated to helping family members through this difficult time whilst making it as safe as possible.

Contact Bereavement Services

Telephone: 01702 215015/603908

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