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Open spaces memorials

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The council recognises that many residents may want to remember loved ones with a memorial in an area owned and managed by us such as parks or woodlands, including:

We are happy to accommodate requests for memorials in most cases, but it is important to remember that open spaces are enjoyed by a wide range of users and residents.

The Crematorium at Loughborough is managed by a private company, Dignity Funeral Services: 01509 230240

Ashes and other types of memorial

Ashes will only be scattered in a location agreed in advance by the Head of Environmental Services. No flowers or similar memorials shall be permitted to mark the occasion or the site at any time.

We will only permit memorials to individuals. Applications for memorials to any historical event or deceased pets will not be considered.

How to apply

All applications for memorials and to scatter ashes in open spaces should initially be made though our Senior Green Spaces Officer on 01509 634928.

The applicant will require the permission from the next of kin to progress the application and all memorials must be paid for before the completion of installation.

It is always advisable to insure a memorial against accidental damage and vandalism, making sure the cover takes effect immediately it is erected. 

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