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First ER Crematorium Consultation Event

Council to host consultation events on proposals to build new crematorium in Holderness


East Riding of Yorkshire Council will be holding public consultation events about its proposals to build a new crematorium in the Holderness area, near Preston.

 

On Tuesday, 25 August, from 1-7.30pm, a drop-in event will be held at Preston Community Hall for anyone with an interest in the proposed development to attend.


Some initial design impressions developed for the proposed crematorium will be on display and representatives from the council will be available to answer any questions.


Due to COVID-19, access to the event will be managed to ensure safe social distancing and visitors will be required to wear face coverings.


On Wednesday, 26 August, at 9.30am and 6pm, and on Thursday, 27 August, at 12noon, people can join a public consultation session to hear from council representatives about the proposed crematorium and ask questions. Due to COVID-19, these events are being held virtually via the online video conferencing platform, Zoom. 


The council is also running an online survey to gather feedback on the proposed crematorium development. The closing date for the survey is Sunday, 6 September.


Councillor Birch said “The public consultation process on this project should not just be a box ticking exercise. The views, opinions and concerns of residents and Parish/ Town Councils from across Holderness need to be taken into account.”


“The East Riding Crematorium project will be fantastic for the local economy and should bring jobs to the area but it needs to be done in consultation with those who it immediately affects. Holderness residents have gone without a crematorium near to them for some time now and this project will change that.”


Councillor Burton, leader of East Riding of Yorkshire Council said “We are keen to involve the local community in the planning stages of our proposal to build a new crematorium in the Holderness area and would like to encourage people to be involved in the consultation on the proposals in order to capture their feedback and help us develop our vision for the facility,” said Councillor Richard Burton, leader of East Riding of Yorkshire Council.


“The new crematorium would offer numerous benefits to local residents, businesses and communities. It would provide a place for people living in the Holderness area to remember their loved ones, local to where they live, in a beautiful and tranquil facility.”


Further details of the project can be found at bereavementservices.eastriding.gov.uk


The initial design impressions, details of how to access the online Zoom sessions and the online survey will be available from Monday, 24 August at bereavementservices.eastriding.gov.uk and will also be promoted via the council’s social media channels, including Facebook and Twitter.




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