23 July 2024

‘No questions off-limits’ at crematorium open day

People are being invited to come and see behind the scenes of the new Lelley Fields Crematorium as it opens its doors to the community for the first time.

Lelley Fields, off Sproatley Road, near Preston, is the first crematorium to be operated by East Riding Council and the first new crematorium to be built in the East Riding since Haltemprice Crematorium opened in 1998.

On Saturday, April 22, between 9am and noon, people from the local community are being invited to see behind the scenes of the crematorium and explore the extensive gardens or ask questions of the staff over a cup of tea.

Christine Walker-Kelley, manager of Lelley Fields Crematorium, said her staff were looking forward to welcoming people of the local community as well as from further afield.

She said: “I am very much looking forward to meeting local people and showing them around our brand-new crematorium in the heart of Holderness.

“People will have the opportunity to see areas that they wouldn’t usually have access to while staff will be on hand to answer questions about the new facilities or the cremation process – no questions will be off-limits.”

The open day will be free to attend, and refreshments will be provided.