Road closure of B684, Mapperley Plains starting from 24th January 2022
We would like to ask all visitors to our crematorium to allow extra time for travelling due to ongoing Severn Trent works on a water main on B684, Mapperley Plains. Please download Severn Trent’s full communication here Gedling Road Closure Jan22.pdf.
Access to the Crematorium can be made via Catfoot Lane through Lambley Village and this is adding approximately 10 minutes to journey times. Pedestrian access is still available at both ends of Catfoot Lane.
Pond redevelopment at Gedling Crematorium
Gedling Crematorium has been part of ongoing discussions and meetings with regards to redeveloping the pond area in our memorial grounds. Following on from this, we are delighted to announce that the redevelopment of this area has been approved and started on Monday 1st November 2021.
Whilst the improvement works take place, the pond area will be corned off however, the grounds and all memorials will be accessible throughout our usual opening times. The office staff will also be working closely with the construction team who will be on site between Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm.
We would also like to assure all visitors that the works will cause no disruption to any chapel services that will be taking place here at Gedling.
We would like to thank all visitors to Gedling Crematorium for their patience and co-operation in regards to these works and apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. Should any questions arise please do not hesitate to contact the crematorium office.
Latest Covid-19 guidelines (27th January 2022)
To protect the safety and wellbeing of the bereaved, our teams and funeral director colleagues, we are closely monitoring government guidelines in England and continuing to maintain practices to ensure everyone’s safety:
- For the continued safety of mourners, visitors and our colleagues, we are requesting (unless exempt) that face coverings are worn whilst inside the crematorium. Whilst face coverings are no longer legally required, this measure will help us keep our community safe.
- We continue to encourage the use of hand sanitiser in and around our buildings.
- We continue to ensure that where possible, we have doors and windows open to allow for good airflow throughout our buildings.
- There is no maximum cap on the number of attendees at funeral services, however we endeavour to avoid crowding, and therefore will not exceed a comfortable number of mourners within the chapel.
- We ensure that regular cleaning is undertaken in between services to multi-touch points (e.g., door handles, lecterns, catafalques, backs of pews)
- We carry out a deep clean of the chapel at the end of every working day so that our chapels are ready for the following day.
- We continue to offer the use of the NHS Track and Trace posters to enable all visitors to ‘check-in’ at our premises, however, this is not a legal requirement for people to use it.
- Singing is allowed in our chapels, although mourners are encouraged to keep face coverings on, where possible.
- We offer the witness charging of coffins as normal (we would encourage wearing a face covering)
- We allow for curtains to remain open and for mourners to walk up to the coffin to touch/place flowers.
- We welcome donations and collections to be carried out by the Funeral Directors using their own donation boxes or encourage families to make use of online charitable giving sites.
- We continue to offer web casting facilities at a discounted rate and encourage remote attendance to services.
Additionally, in line with government guidelines:
- Mourners are asked to take lateral flow test before attending a funeral and self-isolate straight away if they tested positive.
- Mourners traveling from abroad are asked to follow Covid-19 international travel requirements.
We are fully open to assist you with enquiries regarding memorials.
We would be delighted to talk to you over the telephone or meet you in person and show you our beautifully landscaped Garden of Remembrance.
Memorials update – 28 July 2021
Due to events beyond our control resulting from significantly delayed shipments from overseas, memorial orders are currently being received later than expected. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. We are endeavouring to limit any disruption to a minimum.
If you are considering purchasing a memorial, we encourage you to place your order at the earliest opportunity to ensure its installation as early as possible.
Thank you for your understanding. If you have any enquiries, please contact the Crematorium Office.