St Mary's Cemetery has scooped a prize at the National Cemetery of the Year Awards.

St Mary's Cemetery has scooped a prize at the National Cemetery of the Year Awards.

Industry Award for Local Cemetery

St Mary's Cemetery in Winthorpe has scooped a prize at the National Cemetery of the Year Awards.

Cemetery of the Year Awards have been around for over 20 years. St Mary's Cemetery won the 2018 Silver prize in the Medium Cemetery Category of the National Competition and received the award at the 'Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management Learning Convention and Exhibition' at the Oxford Belfry Hotel, earlier this month.

Philip Potts of the Cemetery of the Year Awards said;

'The awards are an excellent opportunity to reward hard-working staff and demonstrate the central role cemeteries and church yards can play in the community. They provide places of peaceful contemplation and beauty, as well as their historical, social and ecological importance. The team at St Mary's Cemetery performed exceptionally throughout the extensive judging period which is focused on Industry Standards, Good Practice and Freedom of Choice.'

Steve Larner, Town Clerk said 'This award is such a wonderful pat on the back for the Council and its' team of employees, it acknowledges that we really go above and beyond to try and provide a reliable, friendly and quality service. My team and I are thrilled'.

Town Mayor, Councillor Sid Dennis said "what a brilliant achievement and recognition of our cemetery. On behalf of the Council I wish to congratulate and thank everyone who has played a part in getting this award"

The Cemetery of the Year Award has been supported and endorsed by the following leading industry associations:-

  • Memorial Awareness Board (MAB)
  • Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management (ICCM)
  • The Federation of Burial and Cremation Authorities (FBCA)
  • The Society of Local Council Clerks (SLCC)
  • National Association of Memorial Masons

Posted: Wed, 03 Oct 2018 19:15 by Steve Larner

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