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New Garden of Remembrance at Lea Fields Crematorium

Cllr England and Cllr Milne, accompanied by Deborah Baldson, stood at the site of the new memorial gardens at Lea Fields Crematorium

Work has started on the creation of a new Garden of Remembrance at Lea Fields Crematorium in West Lindsey.

West Lindsey District Council which runs the award-winning facility in Lea, is continuing to invest in the facility which opened just over a year ago.

Once the work is completed, the Garden of Remembrance will be filled with young trees and wild flower meadows, creating calm spaces in which to reflect.

Chairman of West Lindsey District Council, Cllr Steve England and Cllr Jessie Milne met Deborah Balsdon, Crematorium manager to visit the area, where the work is taking place.

Cllr England said: “Our investment will make sure that Lea Fields continues to provide exceptional funeral services proudly and respectfully to our community. Our aim is to create a memorial garden that meets families’ needs and expectations and provides a peaceful and tranquil area to be able to sit and reflect.”

Groundwork started this week and it is anticipated that the scattering glades will be ready for July 2021.

Cllr Milne, is delighted to see work starting on site. She said: “Since opening, the crematorium has been well received by residents and the local communities. Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, Lea Fields has remained open and supported the local community with respectful services and excellent customer services. It has also increased the offer to four types of services to meet the differing needs of individuals.

“The Garden of Remembrance is a welcome addition to the crematorium as it will provide a focal point for people to lay to rest their loved ones and family will be welcome to visit the gardens anytime they wish.”

Whilst the work is underway, the crematorium will happily keep ashes in their care until scattering is possible.

If anyone wants to visit a memorial at Lea Fields whilst the work is under way - please contact the office to arrange a time to visit.

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