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Secret scattering to avoid the witness fee

Officials at Dudley Council in the Midlands have revealed that there has been a rise in families going into the memorial gardens at Gornal Wood and Stourbridge Crematoriums and scattering the ashes of their loved one’s without permission. There are questions being raised as to why this is happening: well cost is being cited as…

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Is it grave robbing or grounds maintenance?

Darren Bibb is angry with Solihull Council: accusing them of grave robbing!  Mr Bibb’s disabled son passed away just after his 18th birthday in 2011, and the family decided to place a stone memorial over where his ashes are buried on the grass and adjacent to the headstone. But the council has removed the memorial stone.…

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Celebrant: Marc Oxley, East Midlands

Name: Marc Oxley Base: Rutland Area covered: East Midlands The celebrant: A fully trained Civil Funeral Celebrant, a Founding Fellow of the Society of Bereavement Practitioners. A Funeral Celebrant trained with the Institute of Civil Funerals in March 2006 and since he has officiated at Funerals in crematoria, scattering ceremonies and green burial sites. He…

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Bard Humbug

Sad news for all you fans of Shakespeare, unfortunately the Trust that runs the properties in Stratford upon Avon has informed us that ‘[They] do not allow the scattering of ashes at any of the Shakespeare properties.’ . A shame but I guess they don’t have much space and a lot of visitors. Perhaps you could…

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