This short webinar lasting around 1 hour will consider statistics, trends, and the future of cemeteries.

The following topics will also be discussed:

  • The growing popularity of direct cremations, and emerging interest in direct to grave coffin burials
  • The effect of climate change on management of body burials, and stricter groundwater contamination rules
  • Grave re-use and columbaria for holding cremated remains
  • Sustainable and “eco-friendly” grave memorialisation
Cemetery in a rural location


Tuesday 24 October, 10:00am – 11:15am


Members: £30 + VAT
Non-Members: £35 + VAT

CPD points

Claim 1 CPD point for attending this webinar!

Joining instructions will be sent to you 3 weeks before the event (please check your spam inbox) and your invoice will be sent before the event. We advise that, on receipt of the joining instructions, you are liable for any fees incurred in order to attend the event.

Red roses on top of a headstone

About the Trainer

SLCC’s Hon Vice President, Alan Fairchild, MBE, FSLCC.

A local council clerk for over 40 years before retirement and founder member of the Society. Alan spent most of his professional career as Town Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer of a large urban council bordering the City of Norwich.  He also managed the Council’s cemetery and closed churchyard and has been delivering training on burial ground management to clerks and councillors for many years.

Alan is a former Board member of the British Register of Accredited Memorial Masons (BRAMM) and Society representative on the Ministry of Justice Cemetery & Cremation Advisory Group since 2001.

Working with the Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management (ICCM) and BRAMM, Alan has promoted the advantages to local councils and clerks who operate cemeteries and maintain closed churchyards of joining both organisations.

Alan Fairchild photo

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SLCC is always keen to respond to members’ needs for training. If you would like to register an interest in having a particular course delivered via webinar or in your region, please let us know.

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