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IMPROVEMENTS: Additional burial spaces to be created at North Watford Cemetery

 Published on: 24th June 2021   |   By: Amneet Kaur   |   Category: Uncategorized

Over 200 burial spaces will be created during expansion work on the North Watford Cemetery in Garston.

The works, starting in July, are part of ongoing improvements to the 89-year-old cemetery. Including the new lodge extension and landscaping of the grounds.

The changes will extend the lifespan of the cemetery from the current projection of a maximum of nine years before space runs out to nearer 13.

The works will include

The works include some new features for North Watford Cemetery as well as some upgrades to the current facilities. These include:

  • A columbrium for the interment of up to 200 ashes remains
  • Ornamental Memorial trees with engraved leaves
  • Improvements to the main entrance of the Cemetery including a new, ornamental garden
  • Resurfacing and lining the car park
  • Creation of three pet columbria

Elected Mayor of Watford said: “North Watford Cemetery is a much-loved and important facility that I know brings comfort to many people. It is good that we have been able to provide this additional burial space, as well as alternative ways for people to remember their loved ones. These plans give us more time to explore options for future burial space so it remains an option for those who would like this choice.”

Last year, North Watford Cemetery and Vicarage Road Cemetery joined a small selection of other local authorities in the country to obtain a gold standard award, from the Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management.

The expansion of North Watford Cemetery, as well as the support provided by the cemetery team are all part the council’s cemetery strategy to provide an excellent service to residents.

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