Crematorium’s parking shortage will be investigated

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Ways to ease parking woes at a busy crematorium will be explored.

Bedford Borough Council’s Environment Committee has been tasked with investigating the shortage of parking spaces at Bedford’s Norse Road Crematorium.

Committee member Councillor Roger Rigby said: “I sadly have had in recent years to attend funerals and cremations there and more often than not after driving around and around the parking area looking for space I have parked on grass verges, sometimes very muddy. The growing popularity of cremation means back to back services and pressure on the car park that was not envisaged.

“Parking on the busy Norse Road is not an option, so what is needed is more properly constructed, all-weather parking as close to the chapel as possible.

“We have to remember that many mourners are elderly and we need more tarmac parking relatively close to the entrance. It would be very positive if the council could find a solution through the endeavours of the environment committee.”