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Published: Wednesday, 29th April 2020

Our Bereavement Services team are amongst the most affected by the ongoing coronavirus emergency.

With social distancing restrictions allowing no more than six mourners to attend a funeral, it has been the staff based at Oakley Wood Crematorium who have been at the forefront in helping the public to come to terms with being unable to give their loved-ones the service or arrangements they had planned or hoped for.

Now thanks to the work of our IT Services, guest WiFi has been installed at Oakley Wood allowing those unable to attend a cremation service to see it streamed online.

Warwick District Council’s Bereavement Services Manager, Pamela Chilvers commented;

“I would like to thank the public for the understanding, goodwill and respect they have shown to our staff at an extremely difficult time. I very much hope that providing remote access to ceremonies will bring some comfort to those who are grieving and that in time they will have the opportunity to celebrate the lives of all those who have passed during this tragic period.”  

Warwick District Council’s Portfolio Holder for Neighbourhood Services Councillor Moira-Ann Grainger added;

“The Bereavement Services team have been truly on the front-line during this crisis and are amongst the forgotten heroes in our community. I want to thank them all for their ongoing commitment and compassion they have shown to our residents in the most challenging circumstances.“


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