UK crematoria and cemetery service provider, Memoria, has achieved a UK first by opening two sites on the same day, providing much needed facilities to local residents in two separate locations.
Amber Valley Crematorium and Memorial Park near Alfreton, Derbyshire, and the South Oxfordshire Crematorium and Memorial Park near East Hanney both opened on January 2, meaning over 180,000 more people near each location now live within a 30 minute radius of their nearest facility, meeting a very real public need.
Both facilities were designed with local materials and products, and benefitted from around £8.5m of combined investment. The locations now offer local residents cremation facilities together with traditional and natural burials in magnificent parks with manicured gardens and restful country views, designed to blend in with the surrounding green space in each location.
Service times are available at one hour intervals and can be extended further upon request. This allows families the time to pay their respects in dignity and is designed to prevent any overlap of services or funeral cortege congestion. Services can be of any religious denomination or non-religious. Late evening and weekend times can be arranged and the chapel is also available for memorial and other services.