Scattering or Interment of Ashes
Scattering ashes, may offer individuals the opportunity for emotional release and it is said that “the act of casting back to the earth can provide many with a sense of closure”.
Guidelines from the Environmental Protection Agency are to be adhered to, but otherwise there are few other legal restrictions in place within the UK. For transporting ashes abroad, there are legal formalities to be observed.
Locations for scattering ashes take many forms, from your own garden, a woodland spot, a garden of remembrance, a favourite walk or holiday destination. It is important to consider though, that if a chosen spot is open to the general public, it may not provide the privacy or quiet time for reflection you are looking for. Also, some local authorities may prefer ashes not to be scattered in public places.
There are many options available now for the dispersal of ashes, from mock Viking longboats to fireworks. Please see: http://www.scattering-ashes.co.uk/ A number of designers offer creative alternatives, where ashes can be made into glass jewellery, ash diamonds or even a work of art.
The funeral director can hold the ashes until you are ready to collect them. When you do, you will be provided with a certificate, along with the ashes.
People manage and cope with loss in different ways, and I take care to sensitively provide, the means by which you have the opportunity to say a fond and loving farewell in a way that feels right for you. Usually funeral directors will contact me on your behalf when making funeral arrangements, but I am able to work with all funeral directors
I am based in Melksham and cover Wiltshire and areas in the surrounding counties of Somerset, Dorset, Hampshire, Berkshire, Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire, and I’m able to travel to other venues and locations further afield by arrangement. Please contact me for a no obligation friendly chat and discuss any questions you may have, alternatively you can email me and I will get back to you as soon as possible.