Agenda item

Cemetery of the Year Awards 2022

To consider entry of Windrush Cemetery into the Cemetery of the Year Awards 2022.


‘The Cemetery of the Year Awards Competition is designed not only to improve standards within Burial Grounds but also to encourage compliance with legislation and encourage best practice with information and support from leading Burial Authority Organisations.


Winners are chosen based on adherence to the Charter of Bereaved, created by The Institute of Cemetery & Crematorium Management (ICCM). Signing up the Charter would incur a cost of £310.


The committee received a verbal update from the Deputy Town Clerk regarding entry into Cemetery of the Year Awards 2022.


Members were supportive of entering the competition as they felt it would help improve and promote the appearance of the cemeteries within Witney and offer advice to inform its future management. Entry would also support the Witney in Bloom entry of which the Town Council were already regular entrants.


It was confirmed by the Deputy Town Clerk that funds of £310 were available from existing budget to sign up to the ICCM charter of bereaved, a potential condition of entering the competition.




1.      That, the verbal update be noted and,

2.      That, the Town Council proceeds with entry into the Cemetery of the Year  Awards 2022.


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