Waseley Hills Crematorium is hosting an open day for people in the communities of South Birmingham, Bromsgrove and North Worcestershire to visit the newly-built crematorium.
With an open invitation, the Community Open Day will take place on 6 August between 10am and 3pm, allowing the community to also meet the team working at the site and to find out more about the support available to the bereaved.
On the day, visitors can also take part in a community art project which aims to create a community tree painting, through a partnership with Creative Arts from Bromsgrove.
Waseley Hills Crematorium is “one of the most environmentally-friendly facilities of its kind in the country”. It comprises a purpose-built chapel building featuring a living green wildflower roof, and the development of the crematorium has included the enhancement of existing wildlife habitats as well as the creation of new ones.
The chapel can seat 105 guests with “significant” additional standing room, and it offers “state-of-the-art” technology.
Waseley Hills Crematorium is part of Westerleigh Group, with 37 sites in England, Scotland, and Wales.
Joy Edgington, Waseley Hills Crematorium site manager, said: “Through this open day, we wanted to give our community an opportunity to meet us and find out more about what we do.
“Death is a subject no one wants to think about as losing a loved one comes with grief and sadness. We would like our community to know about the work that we do and how we can help them to remember a loved one.”