To help limit the spread of CoVid19 and in line with Governments recent easing of restrictions from the 17th May, the maximum permitted number of mourners allowed to attend a funeral service at the crematorium chapel has now been increased to 50. The maximum number of mourners allowed to attend a funeral service at the cemetery chapel has now increased to 40. It is now a mandatory requirement by law that mourners in attendance at crematorium/cemetery chapels or facilities wear a face covering at all times. It is further advised that whilst gathering outside visitors attending funerals take the aditional precaution of wearing a face covering/mask at all times.
Social distancing of 2 metres must still be observed at all times whenever possible.
Those attending may include:
- members of the person’s household
- close family members
- or if the above are unable to attend, close friends
Households that live together may sit or stand together but mourners or groups of mourners that do not co-habit must observe social distancing of 2 metres at all times or a minimum of 1 metre where this is not possible.
We advise anyone showing symptoms of CoVid19 not to attend services.
The section of the A679 Accrington Road between the Network 65 roundabout and the Rosegrove junction (A646/A679) previously closed has now been re-opened. When attending funeral services at the crematorium we ask that you use the main entrance situated on Accrington Road.
The Bereavement Service forms part of the Green Spaces and Amenities Service Unit.
We aim to provide a well organised and dignified burial and cremation service by responding promptly and sensitively to the needs of the bereaved, and by striving to meet the following:
- Provide a service in accordance with the ICCM Charter for the Bereaved
- Ensure that the service meets the needs of all faiths and religions and is responsive to the needs of every individual
- Maintain a safe and attractive environment for burial and cremation
- Conduct services in accordance with statutory legislation
- Provide access to information and advice for the bereaved
- Work closely with funeral directors, memorial masons, the NHS and other organisations to ensure professionalism and high standards througout bereavement services
Contact Bereavement Services