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St Helens North MP visits GreenAcres Woodland Burials – Rainford

Friday 26th July 2013

GreenAcres Woodland Burials – Rainford were delighted to receive a visit from St Helens North Labour MP Mr David Watts at the park on Friday 26th July.

Together with the Managing Director of GreenAcres, Andy Paling and the Park Manager Karen Halpin Mr Watts took the time to understand the business further as well as taking a walk around the woodland burial park to find out more about what the parks has to offer to the local community. Taking a great interest in the woodland work that has already taken place Mr Watts also discussed options for himself for the future, as he recognised the beauty of the woodland as a place for remembrance.

The woodland burial park is currently known as Emma Wood and Graces Wood, two 19th and 20th century plantations that are both part of the Knowsley Estate.

Full burials, ashes burials and ashes scatterings will take place in the woodland and customers can choose which burial tree they would like from those that are available.

The park will create 12 new local jobs including the woodland focused personnel who will be involved in opening up previously inaccessible woodlands to the public.

GreenAcres will continue to build on its excellent customer service by offering a peaceful and modern alternative to the traditional cemetery. Due to overcrowding in the majority of cemeteries across Merseyside the woodland burial park gives people an alternative to traditional burial options.

“We were delighted that Mr Watts MP took the time to visit our woodland burial park in Rainford to learn more about the range of services we can offer to those across the county”, comments Andy Paling, GreenAcres Woodland Burials Managing Director.  He continues “We look forward to welcoming the wider community to the park in the coming weeks and months, sharing with them the details of our woodland management programme as well as the chance to see our ceremonial buildings taking shape for their official opening in January 2014″.

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