Gold award for Barking and Dagenham’s cemeteries

PUBLISHED: 11:42 02 February 2016 | UPDATED: 11:51 02 February 2016

Cemetery workers at Rippleside Cemetery with their Gold award certificate

Cemetery workers at Rippleside Cemetery with their Gold award certificate


The borough’s cemeteries are the best kept in the country.

This is according to the Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management (ICCM), a national body which bestowed the gold Charter for the Bereaved Assessment Process for Burial award on Barking and Dagenham Council cemetery workers.

“The standards of maintenance of each of the three active cemeteries has substantially and visually improved over the past three years,” explained a council spokesman.

“This is a result of a reallocation and intensive professional training of the dedicated and skilled staff who manage and maintain the cemetery on a day-to-day basis.”

Improvements over the past two years at Chadwell Heath, Rippleside and Eastbrookend cemeteries include a private consultation area, improved reception and refurbishment of the chapel interior.

The Gold award is a first for the council, which has gone from strength to strength, scooping bronze in 2013 and silver last year.

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