Syston & District Cemetery has scooped a prize at the National Cemetery of the Year Awards.
The Memorial Awareness Board (MAB) has been promoting and organising the Cemetery of the Year Awards for nearly 20 years. Syston & District Cemetery won the 2021 Silver prize in the Parish, Town and Community Council Burial Ground category of the National Competition and received the award in August.
Philip Potts of the Memorial Awareness Board said;
“The awards are an excellent opportunity to reward hard-working staff and demonstrate the central role Cemeteries can play in the community. They provide places of peaceful contemplation and beauty, as well as their ecological importance.
The team at Syston & District Cemetery performed exceptionally throughout the extensive judging period which is focused on Industry Standards, Environmental Issues and Good Practice”
Catherine Voyce, Town and Cemetery Manager said:
“This award is such a wonderful pat on the back for our team, it acknowledges that we really go above and beyond to try and provide a reliable, friendly and quality service. My team and I are thrilled”
The Cemetery of the Year Awards are supported and endorsed by the following leading industry Associations –
– Memorial Awareness Board (MAB)
– Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management (ICCM)
– The Federation of Burial and Cremation Authorities (FBCA)
– The Society of Local Council Clerks (SLCC)
– British Register of Accredited Memorial Masons (BRAMM)