Outline of policies and strategies
This section outlines the policies and strategies we follow in Kingston Bereavement Services.
Charter for the bereaved
We have adopted the Charter for the bereaved issued by the Institute of Burial and Cremation Administration.
Your right to inspect facilities
We welcome anyone who wishes to inspect our cremation or burial process. Simply contact our Bereavement office for an appointment.
Cemetery and crematorium regulations
Protecting our environment
Cemeteries can support an important diversity of wildlife and in some cases act as a valuable refuge for rare or uncommon species particularly in the urban context.
We take the environment very seriously and recognise the need to be environmentally aware in order to reduce costs and pollution, and to protect and nurture the wide variety of fauna and flora within our grounds which we believe enhances funerals.
Many people are familiar with lichens, especially those found on tombstones and chapel and church masonry. This fascinating organism is not a conventional plant but is actually two 'plants' in one.