GreenAcres Woodland Burials
GreenAcres Woodland Burials are working on building a national woodland burial service, with a woodland burial site near you.
Julie Smillie of The Prepaid Funeral Review says “We have seen a significant growth in the number of people wishing to include Woodland Burials in their prepared funeral plans, and some of the big players we research are now quite willing to do so. Contact us for details of plans which will allow Woodland Burials.”
Green Acres Woodland Burials have three sites in Norfolk, Essex and Buckinghamshire at the moment. Steady increases in the number or burials in their existing Woodland Burial sites, and a massive increase in woodland burial sites – 5 in 1995 to 260 in 2012 – has precipitated their decision.
Sir Michael Bibby, MD of Bibby Line Group, which owns GreenAcres Woodland Burials says: “The plans to expand are in recognition of where we see the woodland burial market going in coming years.”
Andy Paling, who runs the woodland burial sites of GreenAcres Woodland Burials, added: “The move to the new name of GreenAcres Woodland Burials is designed to send a strong and positive message to the public and, in particular, funeral directors, who recognise that we offer a level of service and professionalism that is consistent with what they themselves offer.
“We are determined to be the woodland burial park against which all others are measured in terms of our service, quality and trust.”
GreenAcres Woodland Burials has now received permission for site number 4 in Cannock Chase, Staffordshire. They have 5 additional sites in the planning stages, which will double the number of woodland burial sites in the group.
5 New Woodland Burial Parks
“We were an early arrival to the industry and opened our first park in 2001. Given the growth and the wide variation in the funeral experience that is being offered we needed to differentiate ourselves and demonstrate that we offer impeccable service in a natural environment for a totally personal funeral,” Andy Paling MD of GreenAcres Woodland Burials added.
“The name change and investment programme, combined with the quality of our team, is at the heart of our belief in the business.”
Woodland Burials Growing seems, on the face of it, like a good thing if it encourages more trees to be planted and makes funeral more eco-friendly, we at the Prepaid Funeral Review say.
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