Conservative-led West Lindsey District Council has announced it is starting work on a brand new crematorium in the district.
The state of the art crematorium, which is the first in the district is expected to open in January 2020, the much-needed facility will serve the people in and around the district.
Conservative Leader of West Lindsey District Council, Cllr Jeff Summers, was pleased to announce the work had started. He said:
“This is our first major capital development project and I am so pleased that we have now broken ground.
“The plans are very impressive indeed and this will be a flagship state of the art building that will provide a valuable community service.
“The development is further proof of our commitment to invest in services that really matter to our local community.”
Planning permission for the crematorium was granted in June earlier in the year.
Conservative-led West Lindsey District Council has invested more than £6 million in this project. This includes the cost of purchasing the land, building the new facility, bringing utilities on to the site and project management.
The council run facility, is expected to create a minimum of five new jobs, directly; including a manager to run the facility. Cllr Jessie Milne, Conservative district councillor for the Lea ward, was delighted to unveil the name of the facility. Cllr Milne said:
“It is fitting, given the placement of the facility, to call it Lea Fields Crematorium.
“The crematorium will provide a much-needed service locally and prevent our residents having to travel such a long way at a very difficult time.
“I have been speaking to residents and funeral directors and the support for the development has been over-whelming.
“I am pleased that we are now at a stage where we can start building as we have drawn up plans for a bright and modern crematorium.”
The crematorium development will be complimented by a scheme of beautiful landscaped memorial gardens.
The design of the site and materials used have been chosen to compliment the rural nature of the site and make the best use of the natural boundaries.