Major upgrade of Lincoln Crematorium given the green light

An investment of £157,420 is set to modernise Lincoln Crematorium, after councillors approved plans on Monday, December 14.

The upgrade will bring a host of improvements to the facility off Washingborough Road including 25 new parking spaces, improved access for large congregations and a state-of-the-art music system.

Investments in modern technology will even allow recordings of services and live streaming on the internet.

TV screens will be installed throughout the building to allow families of the bereaved to be able to display pictures and messages during services.

There are also plans to extend the existing memorial gardens and extended operating hours.

The crematorium is owned by the City of Lincoln Council and opened in 1968.

Steve Lockwood, City Services Manager, said previously: “We know that central Lincolnshire is set to grow over the next 20 years and it’s important services, particularly those that are there for people at difficult times, remain fit for purpose.

“Any changes to the current service have been thoroughly researched and, if given approval, will be sympathetically and carefully implemented.”

A total of 1,750 services have been held at the crematorium in the last year.