Arrangements for the cremated remains

After a cremation, it’s important to remember there’s no rush in deciding what do with the cremated remains and you may wish to discuss the options with your family first.

FM & J Wait can also provide you with information and guidance on Crematoria, cremations and cremated remains options in Lichfield and Tamworth and surrounding areas.

Scattering them in a special place is popular but they can also be buried in a family grave or kept at home in a specially designed cremation urn. If you’re scattering the remains on private land, such as a cricket ground or if it adjoins a waterway, you’ll need to contact the site’s owners for permission first.

In addition, there are increasingly imaginative ways to remember a person’s life through their cremated remains including:

  • Having the remains incorporated into one or more pieces of jewellery
  • Released into the atmosphere in a biodegradable balloon
  • Mixing the remains with concrete to form artificial reef modules and placed on reefs requiring help
  • Making a bronze and glass memorial urn that doubles as a time capsule
  • Incorporating them into memorial fireworks

Please feel free to contact FM & J Wait for more advice on the legal requirements and possibilities available.