Mansfield and District Crematorium
We have joint responsibility for Mansfield & District Crematorium, along with Ashfield District Council and Newark & Sherwood District Council.
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It is the family's right to decide on what to do after the funeral service with any floral tributes. They may remove the flowers themselves, ask a funeral director to remove them or leave them at the crematorium. Floral tributes from funerals, if they are left in the crematorium grounds, are normally transferred to the display area in the woodlands shortly after the funeral has taken place. They are usually left for one week before being disposed of normally by composting.
Floral tributes are allowed in the building and can be placed in either the flower stands for pot plants, or the vases provided in the stands in the floral hall (water can be found in the refreshment room just outside the main glass entrance doors).
Floral anniversary tributes which are placed in the building are regularly moved around (e.g. into the chapels and waiting rooms) to allow people access to vases etc. in the more publicly accessible areas when services are taking place.
Floral tributes left in the gardens of remembrance are removed first thing every Wednesday morning (unless by other arrangement with our staff who will note your request). Any flowers that are still fresh will be displayed in an area to the rear of the building. This is done so that we can maintain the grounds to a high standard. The only exception to this is on Mothering Sunday , Fathers Day, Grandparents Day and Valentines Day when the floral tributes are not removed from the grounds until the following week. At Christmas, any Christmas wreaths are not removed until the last day in January when the whole grounds are cleared.
It should be noted that we have an ever present rabbit and squirrel presence who have a tendency to play with and eat flowers. It is therefore recommended that any flowers left outside in the grounds contain something that is prickly i.e. rose, holly etc as they are less inclined to go for those.
The paperwork is stored for 15 years before being destroyed as confidential waste. The cremation registers are kept on site as long as the crematorium is open, allowing us to access details such as areas in which cremated remains have been strewn. Regrettably due to Data Protection it is not possible for these records to be viewed by the public as they also contain information relating to applicants for funerals and medical personnel.
Dogs are not permitted into the grounds of the crematorium, unless they are assistance dogs.