Monument Meadow wins industry award

Our natural burial ground has been recognised as one of the best in the North West.

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We are proud to have won an industry award for our customer service and would like to thank everyone who helped to make it happen.

The burial ground was Regional Runner Up for the North West in this year’s annual People’s Awards for the Best Natural Burial Ground in the UK.

The awards, which have been running for over 25 years, are open to members of the Association of Natural Burial Grounds and organised by The Natural Death Centre charity.

The accolade is based solely on feedback from families who have laid loved ones to rest.

Judges noted the ‘high level of customer care’, the ‘tranquil setting’, ‘attention to detail and compassion’ and the ‘exceptional help and guidance when arranging a ceremony’.

Rosie Inman-Cook, Manager of the Association of Natural Burial Grounds, of which Monument Meadow is a member, said: “All the natural burial sites that belong to our association are bound by our code of conduct, which ensures the highest professional and environmental standards.

“The People’s Awards are designed to celebrate the personal attention to detail and support given by staff at natural burial grounds, which can make such a difference to bereaved families.

“Our judges read all the customer reviews from the official customer feedback forms, which are sent straight to the Association for scrutiny, and look for a consistency of comments before they pick a winner.

“We were delighted to award Monument Meadow a Regional Runner-up People’s Award for their excellent customer service and care.”

Carole Tomlinson, Site Manager for Monument Meadow, said: “We are passionate about providing a personal and compassionate eco-friendly burial option to our local community, so we were really proud to receive this prestigious award.

“We would like to thank all the families who took the time to complete and return the feedback forms and who gave us such lovely reviews.”

Monument Meadow is one of over 300 natural burial sites in the UK and offers a variety of sustainable funeral options including full natural burials, cremated remains burial and scattering of ashes within its wildflower meadows.

A selection of Monument Meadow Feedback Forms

“Monument Meadow is a beautiful, peaceful wildflower meadow for loved ones laid to rest. The level of customer care we received was excellent.”

“We looked at three other burial grounds and chose Monument Meadow for its accessibility, the feel of the site and the excellent details, care, attention and compassion offered by the Site Manager.”

“I was very pleased I chose Monument Meadow to scatter my mother’s ashes. It will be a lovely peaceful place to visit. Very good customer care.”

“Monument Meadow is a natural, peaceful environment which has been well set up. I looked at two other burial grounds and chose Monument Meadow as it’s a natural burial site.”

“Monument Meadow is a beautiful, natural burial ground which, as a family, we are lucky to have on our doorstep. Customer care was excellent.”

“From beginning to end, the help and guidance to arrange mum’s ceremony was exceptional. The service was beautiful and will be a treasured memory by all. Mum couldn’t ask for a more tranquil resting place in such pleasant surroundings.”

The People's Awards: Regional Runner Up 2023