Covid Tier 3

October 27, 2020

As areas of Nottingham and Rushcliffe move into Tier 3 Covid restrictions, we want to reassure our loyal customers that we intend to remain open during these difficult times.

To minimise personal contact we introduced our flower bridge following the latest spike in the coronavirus pandemic.

Flower Bridge at Nottingham Pet Crematorium

We have a duty of care to both our staff and our loyal customers and we unfortunately decided to close our chapels and courtyard areas.  We hope you can understand that we have taken this decision in your best interest.

In order to continue providing you with the best service possible we aim to continue running our flower bridge. We will make the majority of our contact by telephone and therefore reduce personal contact to a minimum.

On arrival at Nottingham Pet Crematorium you will be asked to proceed to the car park outside main reception.  A member of staff will meet you and collect your beloved pet from your vehicle.

Your pet will be transported to our mortuary on a traditional funeral bier and we ask you to please stay in your vehicle at this time.

We cannot allow any attended cremations under the new restrictions but we assure you the cremation will take place as you instructed.

Flower Bridge at Nottingham Pet Crematorium

To collect your ashes please return to the same area.  The ashes will be available for you to collect from inside the flower bridge gazebo.

Our staff will be present but we will keep our distance so that there is minimal contact. We would like to assure you that we are still offering our full attention and we will be present, we are simply trying to maintain social distancing in everyone’s best interests.

Unfortunately we cannot open any of our chapels or remembrance rooms.  We are also unable to provide toilet facilities.

We hope you can appreciate our plan.  We know it is not ideal but we aim to provide the best service possible under the current regulations.

We hope to return to our usual service as soon as possible.

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Flower Bridge

October 15, 2020

Following the recent spike in the coronavirus pandemic we have unfortunately decided to close our chapels and courtyard areas.

We have a duty of care to both our staff and our loyal customers and we hope you can understand that we have taken this decision in your best interest.

In order to continue providing you with the best service possible we have opened our flower bridge. We will make the majority of our contact by telephone and therefore reduce personal contact to a minimum.

On arrival at Nottingham Pet Crematorium you will be asked to proceed to the car park outside main reception.  A member of staff will meet you and collect your beloved pet from your vehicle. 

Your pet will be transported to our mortuary on a traditional funeral bier and we ask you to please stay in your vehicle at this time.

We cannot allow any attended cremations under the new restrictions but we assure you the cremation will take place as you instructed.

To collect your ashes please return to the same area.  The ashes will be available for you to collect from inside the flower bridge gazebo. 

Our staff will be present but we will keep our distance so that there is minimal contact. We would like to assure you that we are still offering our full attention and we will be present, we are simply trying to maintain social distancing in everyone’s best interests. 

Unfortunately we cannot open any of our chapels or remembrance rooms.  We are also unable to provide toilet facilities.

We hope you can appreciate our plan.  We know it is not ideal but we aim to provide the best service possible under the current regulations. 

We hope to return to our usual service as soon as possible.

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Covid-19 Update

October 14, 2020

To our valued customers

Due to the increase in Covid-19 cases in Nottinghamshire we are implementing some changes to protect the health of our clients and staff

Our crematorium remains open for business and we would like to keep you informed about the additional measures we are adopting during this period

We continue to closely monitor the developing situation to ensure we are taking all precautions to protect our customers and colleagues alike

Arrival with pets to the crematorium
  • Please wait in your car and your pet will be taken to the mortuary by one of our staff
  • Members of our staff must wear safety equipment (gloves and face mask). Please do not be offended
  • Please do not bring blankets, beds etc on to the premises
  • No physical contact between the pet owners and staff whatsoever
  • Your instructions and all payment details will be taken by phone before arrival at the crematorium
  • Unfortunately, we are unable to accept cash payments at the moment
Collection of ashes
  • We will let you know when the ashes are ready for collection
  • Please remain in your vehicle and a member of staff will greet you
  • Your ashes will be returned in a scatter tube unless other arrangements have been made
  • Your beloved pet’s ashes will be placed in the flower bridge gazebo for you to collect
  • Please let us know if you wish us to keep your ashes safe until a later date
Home visits
  • All details and payments will be taken over the phone
  • Unfortunately, we are unable to accept cash payments at the moment
  • No physical contact between the pet owners and staff whatsoever
  • All blankets, bedding etc must remain with the pet owners
  • Our staff will wear safety equipment at all times

Thank you for your understanding at this difficult time

Martin Handley, Health and safety advisor

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Crazy Times …

September 22, 2020

Forget Bryson DeChambeau winning the US Open. There was only one golf event that mattered this month and we were delighted to sponsor The SkegVegas King Put Crazy Golf Tournament.

SkegVegas King Put Crazy Golf competition

This year’s event was one of the few championships to survive the Covid-19 outbreak and it was played at the Jolly Roger Adventure Golf course next to the world famous Skegness clock tower last week.

The original international field was decimated, with two players unable to make the date due to travel and quarantine restrictions from Spain.

Under grey skies a field of eight battled it out for the windmill trophy.  One new player was caught attempting to use his own putter and a proper golf ball but the rules official caught up with him just before the first tee.

The SkegVegas event was very tight and the field of eight produced some fine golf despite the threat of rain. 

SkegVegas King Put Crazy Golf competition

Ray ‘The General’ Porta stormed into an early lead before having a disastrous 7 on the Canon hole.  His chances were blown apart after a brush with a tree.  

As others faltered, Paul ‘Mr Organiser’ Griffin and Steve ‘Napoleon’ Daniels moved through the pack with both hitting holes in one at vital times.

It was neck and neck at the final hole between Mr Organiser and Napoleon.  But both made par 3’s on the last to finish tied first with total scores of 22 at a very impressive 5 under par.  

The committee decided it was not worth paying out another fee for extra holes and the chip shop over the road was calling. 

Mr Organiser did try to claim the title by ‘firing the cannon’ to win a free game pass for one player, but the committee were having none of it.

Despite protests from both players they finally agreed Napoleon would actually take the trophy home, but he has already booked a courier to send it over to Mr Organiser in six-months time.

SkegVegas King Put Crazy Golf competition

The event promoter, Ray ‘The General’ Porta, said: “It has been a disappointing year for top class sport, but we put on a show and everyone involved enjoyed a fabulous day. 

The crowd was a little disappointing but it was a dull Monday in September.  

Thanks to Rita, John & Simon at Nottingham Pet Crematorium for their sponsorship.  John was an inspiration behind the design of our magnificent trophy.  

We were going to use the event as a qualifier for the World Crazy Golf Championships which had been held every year since 2003 at the Adventure Golf Complex on the seafront at Hastings, East Sussex.  Unfortunately this year’s event was cancelled due to Covid and so we do not know where we can send our champions”.

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