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Improvements to car parking at Kettering Crematorium

Published: Thursday, 2nd February 2017

Work includes 52 extra spaces and improved traffic flow

Following the £2 million improvement works to Kettering Crematorium in 2013 which included a new larger Edgar Newman chapel, Kettering Borough Council has now completed a £120,000 extension to the car park. This work has provided an additional 52 spaces and improved traffic flows within the grounds.

The car park improvements come just months after Kettering Crematorium was announced as a finalist in the Good Funeral Guide’s Crematorium of the Year Award. The Crematorium was also awarded a Gold Standard from the Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management (ICCM), while the Cemetery Service received a Silver Award.

Shirley Plenderleith, Head of Public Services at Kettering Borough Council, said: 

“We have been seeing increasing numbers of mourners attending services at the Crematorium. For the busier services this was causing difficulties with parking and so these additional car parking spaces will alleviate this and remove the stress of trying to find available parking at an already stressful time.”

Cllr Mark Rowley, Kettering Borough Council’s Portfolio Holder for the Environment, said:
“Kettering Borough Council consistently maintains a high level of service for users of its Crematorium facilities. We recognised that following the improvements to the buildings, our improved chapels were being used by even more people. Providing these additional car parking facilities ensures that visitors to our Crematorium can focus on the purpose of their visit and not have to worry about where they can park.”