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Leicester City Council Ash Scattering Sites

Leicester City Council have put together a leaflet detailing where you can scatter cremation ashes, on land within their jurisdiction.

They have to be congratulated for their forward thinking, and whilst they do have a very real need due to help their population; which has a one on the largest Hindu communities in the country they have also detailed where within their parks ashes can be scattered.

To download the leaflet click – Leicester City Council Ash Scattering Locations

The leaflet has a map and also a form which needs to be submitted to the council. We have had feedback from the Leicester residents that this is not that easy to do – the Fax number doesn’t work and the telephone waiting time is very long (I gave up after 15 minutes on hold!), still they are aware of the issue and are trying to create a web page to submit the information – fingers crossed!

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Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire: River Avon

Boat for scattering ashes in Stratford on Avon

Location Based in Stratford upon Avon
Area of Operation The River Avon in Stratford upon Avon
Type of Boat The Rita Ellen is a 53 feet long class V passenger boat. Heated, with tables and chairs.
Duration of Trip Approximately 90 minutes although this can be shortened to suit.
Capacity of boat Up to 32 guests on The Rita Ellen
Refreshments Tea & coffee are charged at £1.00 per cup (in china cup & saucer) and they have a selection of chilled cans and water and a licensed bar.  Excellent cream tea, sandwich buffets or cakes can be served on board The Rita Ellen after the ceremony. You can also bring your own cold snacks.
Additional info A family run business. They offer a friendly and personal service tailored to individual requirements.  They cater for all religions especially Hindu and Sikh families as the River Avon flows into the River Severn and then out into the sea.
 When available Available all year weather permitting
Disabled access & PARKING Yes. Hydraulic wheelchair lift from mooring into cabin. Accessible toilet. Parking available at The Crown Plaza and the crew arrange free passes.
Ceremony Scattering ashes directly onto the water can lead to them being blown about which some families may find distressing. We supply a wide range of urns specifically designed for water ceremonies. They are all 100% biodegradable and will dissolve in water – please follow the link: Water Urns

We also supply a water ceremony set which includes a water urn, flower petals for scattering, Promises – dissolvable notelets for scattering with the ashes, a certificate to record the ceremony, and our award winning (and rated 5* on Amazon) guide book: follow the link – 4th Ceremony Set

Cost £200 for the 90 minutes. The cruise can be shortened to one hour for £160 but we don’t recommend this as the scattering spot isn’t as private.
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Felixstowe : River Orwell and Suffolk Coast

Location Suffolk Yacht Harbour,  Levington,  Felixstowe,  Suffolk
Area of operation Suffolk and North Essex 
Type of boat 29ft procharter p3
Duration of trip 1 hour
Capacity of boat 10 passengers plus 2 crew
Refreshments Tea / Coffee
Ceremony Scattering ashes directly onto the water can lead to them being blown about which some families may find distressing. We supply a wide range of urns specifically designed for water ceremonies. They are all 100% biodegradable and will dissolve in water – please follow the link: Water Urns

We also supply a water ceremony set which includes a water urn, flower petals for scattering, Promises – dissolvable notelets for scattering with the ashes, a certificate to record the ceremony, and our award winning (and rated 5* on Amazon) guide book: follow the link – 4th Ceremony Set

Cost  £200
Company comments We are ideally positioned for easy access to the sea, down the picturesque River Orwell into the large Harbour of Felixstowe then out to sea. We can scatter ashes in almost any weather condition. This area is full of history with Thames barges, the former HMS Ganges naval school & many other parts of Britain’s history. This area is ideal for the tranquil Suffolk coast. We can board your party at Harwich Essex if required. We are an hour from London, Cambridge & Norwich
Disabled Access Marina moored vessel with easy access to boat, but high side to boat.
Parking Ample  parking in the marina.
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Leicester City Council proposes scattering sites on the river Soar

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For some time now Leicester City Council has been looking to provide a facility for families, mainly for Hindu, Sikh and Jains faiths who need access to running water to scatter ashes. Outside of London, Leicester has the largest grouping of of people from an Indian heritage.

The Council felt that families should be able to access somewhere free and local (as opposed to travelling a dozen miles out to Barrow upon Soar and scatter from a boat, which costs money).

After the ubiquitous delays and debates the Council have narrowed the locations down to three possible sites on the stretch of the river between St Margaret’s Pastures and Watermead Park.

Piara Singh Clair, the assistant city mayor for culture, leisure and sports, said: “It is a facility that the city is lacking and I would like to have something up and running no later than March.

“There will be site visits to each location and of course we will have to consult withe the Environment Agency but it should be something that is straightforward to do.

“The eventual location will need to be accessible for disabled people and will need to have some parking.

“It will need to be somewhere not too close to people’s homes, a secluded place where families can pray.”

“We would have a policy for families who want to scatter ashes and officers would advise them.”

They intend to get everything in order by March 2014.

Although they said they wished the families to be able to conduct a ceremony in privacy there was no mention how this could be done and my other worry is timings: How long do you get? Can you book? How do you book? What happens if there is someone there using the area when it is your turn , or will they be a ‘turn’ system? Perhaps I am worrying unnecessarily and the demand and the location will be such as to negate these issues.

The facility on the river at Barrow upon Soar will still be available and will be more suited to those wishing for a bit more privacy and guaranteed timings.

 

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East Devon: Exmouth, River Exe and Lyme Bay

 

Location  Exmouth
Area of operation  Exe Estuary
Type of boat Pride of Exmouth is EU Class C sea going and takes up to 200 people,

Tudor Rose is Class V and limited sea going for up to 100 people

RIB for up to 11 people which is also sea going

Duration of trip As required
Capacity of boat 11 -200
Refreshments Licensed bar on the Pride of Exmouth and Tudor Rose, arrangements can be made for the RIB as required
Cost Dependant on duration and location of trip but from £100
Ceremony Scattering ashes directly onto the water can lead to them being blown about which some families may find distressing. We supply a wide range of urns specifically designed for water ceremonies. They are all 100% biodegradable and will dissolve in water – please follow the link: Water Urns

We also supply a water ceremony set which includes a water urn, flower petals for scattering, Promises – dissolvable notelets for scattering with the ashes, a certificate to record the ceremony, and our award winning (and rated 5* on Amazon) guide book: follow the link – 4th Ceremony Set

Additional info Disable access on Pride of Exmouth and Tudor Rose, assistance and pet dogs accepted also, these vessel have enclosed heated lower decks and toilets
 Company Comments  We sail throughout the year on the River Exe Estuary and to sea between April and October. We try and accommodate the wishes of the family as much as possible and therefore offer flexible bookings to suit
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Central London: River Thames

Location Lambeth Pier, Albert Embankment
Area of operation Central London area from Chelsea to the west, on the east, Southwark, the City of London and as far down as the Tower of London, you can travel further by prior arrangement at an additional charge.
Type of boat Passenger Vessel and Passenger Launch
Duration of trip Boats are charged by the hour
Capacity of boat The smaller boat ‘the Guvnor’ has a capacity of 9 and the larger one ‘Old London’ has a capacity of a 50
Refreshments Refreshments are available from a cafe at the pier entrance, with a lovely view of the Houses of Parliament across the river. Bar facilities can be arranged on the large boat for an additional charge of £60 and drinks are sold at normal pub prices.
Cost

Up to 9 passengers you could hire the “Guvnor” which costs:

Monday to Friday £130 for up to 1 hour

Saturday or Sunday: £190 for up to 1 hour

For 10-30 passengers you would need to hire the “Old London” which costs:

Monday to Friday £390 for up to 1 hour

Saturday or Sunday: £415  for up to 1 hour

For 30-50 passengers you would need to hire the “Old London” which costs:

Monday to Friday £405 for up to 1 hour

Saturday or Sunday: £495 for up to 1 hour

Suitable urn  Scattering ashes directly onto the water can lead to them being blown about which some families may find distressing. We supply a wide range of urns specifically designed for water ceremonies. They are all 100% biodegradable and will dissolve in water – please follow the link: Water Urns

We also supply a water ceremony set which includes a water urn, flower petals for scattering, Promises – dissolvable notelets for scattering with the ashes, a certificate to record the ceremony, and our award winning (and rated 5* on Amazon) guide book: follow the link – 4th Ceremony Set

Dove Release Dove release is available
Additional info Christians, Hindu, Sikhs and all other religions catered for as well as non-religious ceremonies.
Getting there South side of Lambeth Bridge, opposite Lambeth Palace. Parking: There are pay and display bays on Lambeth High Street. At the Lambeth Bridge roundabout, turn down Lambeth Palace Road, then immediately turn right onto Lambeth High Street (which does not look like a High Street) From Waterloo Station: jump on bus 507 at a bus stop at the back of the station, where the taxis are. This will take you directly to Lambeth Palace which is opposite our Pier – Lambeth Pier (it’s the stop after St. Thomas’s Hospital).From Westminster Station: Walk over Westminster Bridge and turn right along the river (away from the London Eye). It’s a 5-10 minute walk before you reach Lambeth Pier, which is just by Lambeth Bridge.
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“I really must stop to say thank you for helping me in the Summer to arrange for a boat on the Thames for scattering my Sister’s Ashes. Your efforts and kindness in following up matters for me were really appreciated. The Boat journey was lovely and was made particularly pleasant by the two gentlemen in charge. I just wanted to say thank you on behalf of my family. ” M Dogra 

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Windsor and Slough: River Thames

Scattering ashes Thames Windsor and Slough;

Location Windsor Promenade, Windsor, Berkshire
Area of operation River Thames at Windsor
Type of boat Passenger Vessel
Duration of trip 1 – 2 1/2 hours
Capacity of boat 2 to 50 guests
Refreshments Fully stocked bar serving hot & cold drinks
Suitable urns Scattering ashes directly onto the water can lead to them being blown about which some families may find distressing. We supply a wide range of urns specifically designed for water ceremonies. They are all 100% biodegradable and will dissolve in water – please follow the link: Water Urns

We also supply a water ceremony set which includes a water urn, flower petals for scattering, Promises – dissolvable notelets for scattering with the ashes, a certificate to record the ceremony, and our award winning (and rated 5* on Amazon) guide book: follow the link – 4th Ceremony Set

Dove Release Dove release is available
Additional information Two types of service are offered:
An ash scattering service
An exclusive private charter for the scattering of ashes to take you and your guests upstream from Windsor allowing ashes to be scattered amongst the flowing waters at Boveney Weir stream. A discreet and personal service is assured. Morning and afternoon sailings available.
Private 1 hour cruise – £275 

Celebration of life cruise
Boats for charter for families & friends to meet following a funeral in an informal & relaxed environment. Your guests will be at ease as you cruise the tranquil reaches of the Upper Thames. There is plenty of space for you to welcome your extended family. However for a more intimate gathering one of our smaller boats can be provided. We have a full bar service, and of course catering is available too. Our aim is to make things easy for the bereaved, at a difficult time, allowing you to concentrate on celebrating the life of your loved one.
Private 2 1/2hrs – £450

Company comments All religions catered for Hindu, Sikh, Christian, Buddhist, Secular / Humanist
Cost £275 – £450
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Barrow upon Soar, Leicestershire: River Soar

Location Barrow upon Soar, Leicestershire
Area of operation The ashes can be scattered on a peaceful part of the River Soar near Leicester.
Type of Boat River Boat 
Duration of trip Approximately 45 minutes
Capacity of boat 12 (see below)
Refreshments Available by request
Cost £120 – For parties of more than 12 people we can use 2 boats (or more subject to availability). Cost for 1 boat for 12 people is £120 any subsequent boats are £100 each
Additional info The boat company is very experienced at handling all ceremonies and has significant expertise in catering for members of the Sikh and Hindu faiths. Wheelchair access on pontoon.
Ceremony Scattering ashes directly onto the water can lead to them being blown about which some families may find distressing. We supply a wide range of urns specifically designed for water ceremonies. They are all 100% biodegradable and will dissolve in water – please follow the link: Water Urns

We also supply a water ceremony set which includes a water urn, flower petals for scattering, Promises – dissolvable notelets for scattering with the ashes, a certificate to record the ceremony, and our award winning (and rated 5* on Amazon) guide book: follow the link – 4th Ceremony Set

Dove Release   You can give your ceremony a wonderful finish Dove release is available
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Kingston and Richmond: River Thames

Kingston and Richmond

If you want a water ceremony for scattering your loved ones ashes in the Thames, this skipper will provide an excellent service.  We have worked with him for over 5 years and we always get great testimonials.

Location Kingston upon Thames – London / Surrey
Area of operation Kingston upon Thames and Richmond

Kingston – All year round

Richmond – Summer

Type of boat Various types of passenger boats
Duration of trip 45 minutes
Capacity of boat 1 – 40
Additional info All religions catered for – Christian, Hindu, Sikh and Non-denominational.
Suitable urn Scattering ashes directly onto the water can lead to them being blown about which some families may find distressing. We supply a wide range of urns specifically designed for water ceremonies. They are all 100% biodegradable and will dissolve in water – please follow the link: Water Urns

We also supply a complete water ceremony set which includes a water urn, flower petals for scattering, Promises – dissolvable notelets for scattering with the ashes, a certificate to record the ceremony, and our award winning (and rated 5* on Amazon) guide book: follow the link – 4th Ceremony Set

Dove Release For a very poignant send off: Dove release is available
Disabled Access They have one boat suitable for disabled access
Parking Parking metres on side roads in operation 7 days a week.

NCP car park 5 min walk.

Private car park opposite the site holds 12 cars approximately there I a £15 fee for car park hire regardless of number of cars, this needs to be booked in advance through the boat company.

Cost
Monday to Friday £130: 9 am until 7 pm subject to seasonal availability.
Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays £150
For appointments from 6pm until  8pm a surcharge of £20 will be added.
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Just to let you know that we used your service at Kingston on the 23rd August and would like to say that we were very extremely pleased with the service. Darren was very helpful with all the arrangements and was very patient answering my phone calls and texts which I’m afraid were many! The service was up to the highest standard from start to finish. John was very caring, considerate and didn’t rush us at all. On behalf of all my family I’d like to say a huge thank you. Many thanks
Dina.

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Mudeford Quay, Dorset: South Coast

 

Location The small fishing port of Mudeford Quay, Christchurch, Dorset
Area of operation Christchurch and Poole Bays with views of the Isle of Wight, the Needles Lighthouse and Swanage. They can also provide this service in Christchurch Harbour which is in the lower reaches of the Avon and Stour, usually in sight of Christchurch Priory church. If you wish they can go as far as Bournemouth.
Type of boat They have four different types of boats including a fast RIB.
Duration of trip About an hour
Capacity of boat 60

In winter we can only go to sea with up to 12 persons. Winter is defined as 1st November to 31 March, summer is 1st April to 31 October.   

Refreshments No
Additional info Operates all year round. All religions welcome. Toilet on board.
Suitable urn Scattering ashes directly onto the water can lead to them being blown about which some families may find distressing. We supply a wide range of urns specifically designed for water ceremonies. They are all 100% biodegradable and will dissolve in water – please follow the link: Water Urns

We also supply a water ceremony set which includes a water urn, flower petals for scattering, Promises – dissolvable notelets for scattering with the ashes, a certificate to record the ceremony, and our award winning (and rated 5* on Amazon) guide book: follow the link – 4th Ceremony Set

Cost 12 passengers or less £100
13 to 28 passengers £140
28 to 60 passengers £180
Disabled Access Two of their boats are wheelchair friendly (although have to negotiate at least one council step).
One boat is not wheelchair friendly. Please ask at time of booking.
Parking There is Parking on Mudeford Quay BH23 4AB, and then 200 yards to walk to boat. Pay and display car park operated by Christchurch Borough Council. Can also pay by “Ringo”. Card payment.
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Gosport, Hampshire: The Solent and South Coast

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Scattering Ashes Solent Gosport

Location Gosport Portsmouth & the Solent
Area of operation Gosport Portsmouth harbour Fareham Reach and the Solent
Type of boat Sail boat, Beneteau Oceanis 36 cc
Duration of trip 2 – 4 hours
Capacity of boat 7
Ceremony  You can choose from 4 hours to a full day. Location in Gosport and Portsmouth harbour means you can sail any day and at any time to suit your plans and there is easy access to the boat by road or rail with good parking.

A beautiful luxury yacht provides you and your family comfort, safety and privacy and it’s exclusively yours for the day.

At the appropriate moment you will be given privacy to scatter the ashes in whatever way you have chosen. You may have a selected piece of music playing. You may wish to toast your loved one in some way; and If you would like a permanent record of where in the sea your loved one’s ashes are scattered we will provide an A4 certificate of the Latitude Longitude and date.

Refreshments Tea & Coffee are included in the price. Guests are also welcome to bring onboard their own hot and cold food and drinks. No corkage charges
Additional info Available all year round. The boat has heating, toilet and cooking facilities.
Suitable urn Water Urns
Cost  £399 (4 hours) £499 (full day)
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Eastbourne, East Sussex: Beachy Head

Scattering ashes Eastbourne

Location Eastbourne, East Sussex
Area of operation Up to  60 miles  from a Safe Haven, including the white cliffs of Beachy Head
Type of boat AQUASTAR    PRO   40’
Duration of trip 1 hour
Capacity of boat 12 passengers
Refreshments Free Tea, Coffee and biscuits
Additional info They have been carrying out scattering ceremonies for over 20 years. All religions welcome; Christian, Hindu, Sikh and secular ceremonies. Eastbourne is the nearest harbour to Beachy Head and the beautiful white cliffs of the Seven Sisters, part of the South Downs National Park. Between the Seven Sisters and Eastbourne bay is the stunning famous red and white striped Beachy Head lighthouse perched at the base of the highest chalk cliff in the United Kingdom. The popular seaside town of Eastbourne, with its pier and long seaside promenade offers a suitable location for our farewells for people who have had links with the south coast. The maritime port of Newhaven is also close by, having played a major role as a port during the Second World War, especially during the Dieppe Raid in 1942. Newhaven is situated on the River Ouse which leads to the ancient town of Lewes. 
Ceremony Scattering ashes directly onto the water can lead to them being blown about which some families may find distressing. We supply a wide range of urns specifically designed for water ceremonies. They are all 100% biodegradable and will dissolve in water – please follow the link: Water Urns

We also supply a water ceremony set which includes a water urn, flower petals for scattering, Promises – dissolvable notelets for scattering with the ashes, a certificate to record the ceremony, and our award winning (and rated 5* on Amazon) guide book: follow the link – 4th Ceremony Set

Cost  Dependent upon requirements
Disabled Access  Limited due to environment but assistance can be given
Parking  Plenty of free Parking  100 metre
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Oxford: River Thames

Scattering ashes Oxford

Location Central Oxford
Area of operation Oxford and surrounding area into Oxfordshire – river Thames
Type of boat Various boats from 12 – 50 seats
Duration of trip Depends on your wishes
Capacity of boat 12- 50
Refreshments Available at extra cost
Additional info All religions catered for; Christian, Hindu, Sikh and Non-denominational. The cruise is along the same stretch of the River Thames as that taken by Lewis Carroll and Alice Liddell in a small rowing boat almost 150 years ago, when the timeless tale of Alice in Wonderland was created.
Suitable urn Scattering ashes directly onto the water can lead to them being blown about which some families may find distressing. We supply a wide range of urns specifically designed for water ceremonies. They are all 100% biodegradable and will dissolve in water – please follow the link: Water Urns

We also supply a water ceremony set which includes a water urn, flower petals for scattering, Promises – dissolvable notelets for scattering with the ashes, a certificate to record the ceremony, and our award winning (and rated 5* on Amazon) guide book: follow the link – 4th Ceremony Set

Cost from £170
Parking There is no parking available near at the boat comapny. People can be dropped off by pulling in, but cars must not be left there.
The nearest city centre car park is Westgate Car Park in Oxpens Road. It is relatively expensive (e.g. currently £11.70 for 3-4 hours). Take ticket at barrier on arrival. Pay at machine before returning to car. Folly Bridge is a little less than 10 minutes’ walk from this car park.  
Disabled access There is no level access to the boats – each requires approximately 2 steps – boarding assistance will be offered by staffs
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Glasgow, Strathclyde: River Clyde

Location Strathclyde Glasgow, River Clyde
Area of operation The River Clyde you could go the sound of  Bute, Glencallum Bay, Garroch Head or Loch Fyne
Type of Boat Rib.
Duration of trip Depends on what you want to do
Capacity of boat Licensed to carry 12 passengers
Refreshments NA
Additional info All religions catered for including Hindu, Sikh, Christian and non-denominational.  They can offer an unforgettable journey amongst the beautiful islands of the lower Clyde. The manoeuvrability of the boats allow them to take you to areas seldom visited, providing you privacy that allows you to memorialise in your own way.
Suitable urn Water Urns
Cost Starting at £200 although this depends on the your wishes
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Hindu Funeral Ashes: why the Thames?

 

Any population who migrates to a different country, to a certain extent, will have to assimilate their customs and traditions into the adopted country, Hindus and  Hinduism is no different. According to the UK census of 2001 there are just over half a million Hindus in the UK although some estimates go much higher.

The Hindu population has been established for many years, first as sailors then in the second half of the twentieth century recruited as staff in the NHS and as a result of expulsions from Uganda by Idi Amin. Hindu customs have needed to adapt and Hindu funerals with them. It is the wish of most Hindus to have their cremated ashes scattered on the Ganges, but often this is not possible so they choose a local river. In the UK the Thames is very popular, now you may think that is obvious as about 80% of all UK based Hindus live in the London area, but we have a significant number of inquirers from Hindus living outside the London area who wish to have their ashes scattered on the Thames, after some enquiring we thought there was a deeper more spiritual element to it – the direction of flow, as east to west this also symbolises life as it goes from sunrise to sunset. Although Charles Cowling from the Good Funeral Guide pointed out that the Thames goes west to east  – so does anyone out there have any better suggestions? Maybe in the way the Ganges is the most prominent river in India, the Thames is the same for Britain.

For more information on the Boats available to scatter ashes on the Thames

Oxford

Windsor

Kingston and Richmond

Central London

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Reading, Berkshire: River Thames

 

 

Location Caversham, Reading
Area of operation Anywhere between Henley and Wallingford but there is a travelling fee.
Type of boat Mapledurham to Sonning.
Duration of trip 45 minutes – 4 hours
Capacity of boat 2 to 50 persons
Refreshments Full bar on board. Catering upon request
Additional info A discreet and respectful service with a short cruise to a quiet location where the boat is stilled and the ceremony can be performed.  Cruise will leave from Thameside Promenade where there is a car park.
Suitable urns Water Urns
Cost Prices start at £275
Type of boat Passenger Vessel
Company comments Suitable for all types of groups
Disabled Access Disabled access available on some of our vessels
Parking Parking available

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