Residents and businesses are being invited to a discovery day to learn more about Rushcliffe Borough Council’s new crematorium, Rushcliffe Oaks.
Work has started on the modern contemporary building and community space in Stragglethorpe near Cotgrave with its focus on reflecting a connection back to nature and wildlife.
Now all can learn more about the facility, meet the Rushcliffe Oaks team and ask any questions at a dedicated discovery day from 1pm to 7pm on Wednesday May 4 at Cotgrave Library, Cotgrave Hub, NG12 3JQ.
There will also be an opportunity for residents and stakeholders to help name the chapel and complete a survey on memorialisation.
For anyone who cannot make the session, leaflets outlining further key information will be available to pick up from Cotgrave Library or the Council’s Customer Contact Centres in West Bridgford, East Leake and Bingham.
They can also view updates on the Facebook page https://bit.ly/RushcliffeOaksFB.
The Council is seeking to be carbon neutral in its operations by 2030 and this is reflected at the heart of the design and thought process for the new facility.
Through the use of innovative technologies and renewable energy sources, with a greener electric powered cremator instead of the more traditional use of gas, CO2 emissions will be lowered by up to 80 per cent. Rushcliffe Oaks will be one of the first in the country to invest in this new technology.
An extensive landscape management plan has been developed which focuses on retaining and enhancing boundary planting to attract wildlife and a living roof on the single-storey building aims to reduce the visual impact from the surrounding area.
Rushcliffe Oaks crematorium will focus on reflecting a connection back to nature and wildlife, providing a facility the community that allows a sensitive, peaceful and respectful send off for loved ones.
The crematorium will be operated and managed by the Council, with service opening hours of 9.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday and it is anticipated it could open towards the end of this year.