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Progress continues on new Rushcliffe Oaks crematorium

Progress is continuing on the new Rushcliffe Oaks crematorium with the creation of a modern contemporary building and community space in Stragglethorpe near Cotgrave focussing on reflecting a connection back to nature and wildlife. 

Rushcliffe Borough Council anticipate the facility will open later this year following a discovery day earlier this month that saw residents and businesses have the chance have their questions answered.

It was also an opportunity to suggest names for its chapel and to complete a survey on memorialisation features at the site. 

The latest information is available at by emailing info@rushcliffeoaks.co.uk or on its dedicated Facebook page – simply search Rushcliffe Oaks.

Partners met on site this week to view the latest progress as the main building’s structure continues to take shape.

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Leader of the Council Cllr Simon Robinson said: “The Council is seeking to be carbon neutral in its operations by 2030 and this is reflected at the heart of the design and thought process for this new facility. 

 

“Through the use of innovative technologies and renewable energy sources, with a greener electric powered cremator instead of the more traditional use of gas, CO2 emissions will be lowered by up to 80 per cent. Rushcliffe Oaks will be one of the first in the country to invest in this new technology. 

“An extensive landscape management plan has been developed which focuses on retaining and enhancing boundary planting to attract wildlife and a living roof on the single-storey building aims to reduce the visual impact from the surrounding area. 

“The crematorium’s focus on reflecting a connection back to nature and wildlife will provide a facility to the community that allows a sensitive, peaceful and respectful send off for loved ones.”

The crematorium will be operated and managed by the Council, with service times between the hours of 9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday.

Picture: Viewing progress at the site left to right in the accompanying image are Andy Pulfrey site Manager from A & S Enterprises, RBC’s Rhonda Churchill, Director Development and Economic Growth Leanne Ashmore, Deputy Leader Cllr Andy Edyvean, Leader Cllr Simon Robinson, Chief Executive Kath Marriott, Tony Wilkins and Sophie Harris from Ridge.

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