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Kingston’s Bereavement Service secures 14th consecutive gold award

Kingston Council's Bereavement Service has achieved a prestigious gold award for the 14th year running under the Charter for the Bereaved scheme.

Kingston joins an elite group of just 40 councils across the country which hold combined gold awards for crematorium, burial and cemetery services.

To become a member of the Charter for the Bereaved, a local authority must show that it is able to meet the highest standards in relation to funerals, as well as achieving ambitious targets for service improvement.

On receiving the certificate, Bereavement Services Manager, Howard Greenoff, said: 

“The team and myself are truly delighted to receive this award. We work hard to ensure that we’re providing the best service possible and to have the Charter acknowledge this year-on-year is testament to the team’s dedication to serving our communities.”

Cllr Andreas Kirsch, Portfolio Holder with responsibility for Cemeteries and Crematoria at Kingston Council, added: 

“Congratulations to the Bereavement Service on receiving this accolade for the 14th year running. Having seen the work that goes into continually improving this award-winning service, I am under no doubt how deserving the team are. Well done all.”