Mansfield's Cemeteries and Crematorium praised by industry regulator
Mansfield's cemeteries and crematorium have scored favourably in assessments by the industry regulator; the Institute of Cemetery & Crematorium Management (ICCM).
The cemeteries managed by Mansfield District Council scored 532 points of a possible 559 and were ranked in 6th place of the 26 cemeteries in the Midlands who have been awarded the ICCM's Charter Mark.
This rating means that nationally, Mansfield's cemeteries are ranked 27th out of the 124 with the Charter Mark.
Mansfield & District Crematorium (run jointly by Mansfield, Ashfield and Newark & Sherwood District Councils) scored 390 out of a possible 420 points and was ranked 8th out of the 22 crematoria in the Midlands who are signed up to the scheme.
In turn, this equates to a national ranking of 23rd out of the 102 eligible crematoria in the UK.
In these assessments, the ICCM look into a number of criteria including: leadership, public consultation and research, environmental performance planning, financial management, staff planning, training and development, grounds maintenance and communication with the bereaved.
Councillor Danny McCrossan, Portfolio Holder for Public Protection commented: "I welcome the assessment given by the Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management."
"These rankings are a tribute to the hard work shown by our staff in managing and maintaining the District Council's cemetery and Mansfield & District Crematorium and in dealing sensitively with relatives at an extremely sad and difficult time in their lives."