Name for Northamptonshire's new crematorium revealed

Councillors have agreed on the trading name for Wellingborough crematorium.

Monday, 4th April 2016, 2:47 pm
Updated Monday, 4th April 2016, 2:56 pm
How the new Wellingborough crematorium will look

The crematorium will be called Nene Valley Crematorium, as the site looks down on the river valley and reflects a wide catchment area, but retains a sense of local community.

Once completed, the new crematorium will have a chapel with 120 seats and a 98-space car park.

Work on the 11-acre site near Great Doddington is progressing well and is ahead of schedule.

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How the new crematorium will look

The crematorium opening date is on track for early July, but there will be open days and an official opening ahead of this date.

Council leader Paul Bell said: “It’s great to see such good progress on this project.

“This is a facility that is welcomed by everyone we’ve spoken to.

“We’ll have a modern building with the latest equipment, blending into the landscape and set in gardens and woodland, with beautiful views over the valley.

How the new crematorium will look

“The name we have chosen reflects that.

“To see those plans start to become reality is very exciting.”

The name was decided by members of the council’s resources committee at a meeting on Wednesday.

The crematorium will be run by Wellingborough Bereavement Services; a manager has recently been appointed and will start in late May.

Further recruitment for the facility will be advertised soon.