Gold standard is one of three accolades for Astwood Cemetery


Astwood Cemetery has been granted an award of excellence by the Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management – the third award it has received this year. The cemetery and crematorium has secured ICCM Charter Gold standard for both its service and its outdoor work. The ICCM gold award is given to cemeteries and crematoria which not only provide ...

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Renovation plans for Astwood Crematorium


Detailed designs for the modernisation and refurbishment of Astwood Crematorium are to be drawn up, if councillors back the scheme. An initial study carried out earlier this year has ruled out the possibilities of building a new crematorium elsewhere and it is instead likely that the current facility will be upgraded and extended. If councillors ba...

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New memorial garden to open in Worcester

Forget You Not Garden at Worcester Crematorium

A newly-created memorial garden will open at Worcester's Astwood Crematorium and Cemetery next week, coinciding with the National Day of Reflection on 23 March. The centrepiece of the nature-themed Forget You Not Garden is a stone postbox designed to look like a beehive, and it is intended to act as a unique opportunity to remember those who were l...

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