The contractor continues to make good progress with Crematorium project and are on course to complete the buildings, roads, car parks and landscaping by Christmas or soon after. The crematorium will be open for services early in 2019.
Work to the main entrance on the A267 has been paused. This is because we are having to wait for South East Water and SGN to relocate their water and gas mains (that they were unaware of) that run across the entrance. Once this is completed work will recommence on the entrance, and the traffic island and bus stop etc. will be installed. SGN has indicated that traffic lights will be required on the A267 for an additional three week period in early October.
It is planned to arrange an Open Day in the Spring to give members of the public a chance to look behind the scenes and speak to the staff who work there.
A drone is flown over the site once each month. This is used to capture footage of the work as it proceeds and is then published via our webpage. Local residents, and others with an interest in the project, find it useful to see how the work is progressing.
The drone is operated in accordance with and bound by the requirements of the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) permit issued under the Air Navigation Order 2016. Collection of any images of identifiable individual etc is avoided and its use is covered by the Council’s public liability insurance.
As an additional precaution posting the drone footage on the crematorium’s webpage is always delayed for at least 4 weeks to protect the security of the site.
Baxall Ltd, the main contractor, participates in ‘The Considerate Contractors’ scheme with assessments undertaken by an independent inspector. The July report records that the site has scored excellent or exceptional for all five criteria – appearance, community, environment, safety and workforce. Excellent scores and a credit to the Site Manager and his team.