Contact Us & Links

To discuss your requirements please call us on  07715 479009 or email us at: muchwoodgreen@yahoo.co.uk

As we are members of the Association of Natural Burial Grounds, if you have any feedback or suggestions on how we can improve our services please either email us at muchwoodgreen@yahoo.co.uk  or write to us at Muchwood, 88 High Street, Ramsey, Cambridgeshire PE26 1BS. We value your opinions. Thank you.

Please note we are in the process of updating our website so for up to date information on the site, burials and news please take a look at our Facebook page  “Muchwood Green Burial Ground” .

Kerry Rolfe Independent Family Funeral Directors

6-8 Dartford Road, March, Cambridgeshire PE15 8AD
Tel: 01354 651499
Email: kerolfe.fd@gmail.com
www.kerolfefuneraldirectors.co.uk

The Little Fenland Eco Shop

Stocks earth friendly alternatives to day to day products, eco friendly gifts & offers a refill service on Saturdays from 9am – 4pm.

New shop at 28A Great Whyte, Ramsey PE26 1HA. See IG account for opening times.

Online shop: linktr.ee/TheLittleFenlandEcoShop
Email: littlefenlandeco@outlook.com
Instagram:  @TheLittleFenlandEcoShop

The Pink Cake House

A local bakery, serving delicious bakes and cakes from cookie pies, brownies, rocky roads and cakes per slice. At March market and Ramsey market on opposite weekends. Takes custom orders for cupcake boxes, brownie or blondie celebration stacks and beautiful bespoke celebration cakes.

5* Food Hygiene Rating
Tel: 07809 498898
Email: thepinkcakehouse@hotmail.com
Instagram: _thepinkcakehouse
https://www.facebook.com/thepinkcakehouse/

Woodland Wishes

4 High Street, Fulbourn, Cambridge CB21 5DH
Also at: Woodland House, 25a Station Road, Great Wilbraham Cambridge CB21 5JA
Tel: 01223 880002 Mob: 07794 860131
Email: info@woodlandwishes.co.uk
www.woodlandwishes.co.uk

Richard Woodward & Associates Will Writers

Church View House, St Neots, Cambridgeshire PE19 2BB
Tel: 01480 290060
www.thewillwriter.biz

Government advice for the bereaved during the Covid pandemic

What To Do When a Loved One Passes Away

When someone dies, it is recommended that you appoint, or have in mind, a funeral director so that you have someone to call. You don’t legally have to have a funeral director but most people prefer this. You can arrange everything yourself, see link about DIY funerals below.

Immediately after death, if the person has died at home, a GP must visit and issue a Medical Cause of Death Certificate stating the cause of death. If no cause of death can be determined or the circumstances are questionable, the coroner will have to be informed. If its all straightforward you may get the certificate there and then or you may have to collect it from your GP surgery. This certificate is needed to register the death  at the registry office. 

If the person dies in hospital, the doctor there will issue the certificate from the hospital admin office. Again If no cause of death can be determined the coroner will have to be involved. 

You must then take the GP certificate to the registry office who will then issue you with a green certificate for burial or cremation which will need to be given to the funeral director. 

More detailed information on what to do when someone dies can be found here:

https://www.gov.uk/when-someone-dies

The funeral director will then collect the person, whether in hospital or at home. They will be taken to their premises and stay there until all arrangements have been made for the funeral. You should then be able to view them in their chapel of rest, depending on the circumstances of the death. 

The funeral director will then help you to plan the funeral or cremation. You can make this as simple as you wish and do not need to have all the traditional services. Some offer direct burials and cremations where there are no attendees, on the day. Celebrations can be held later on or if the ashes are interred, gatherings can be held then. You do not have to have the expense of the traditional hearse, limousines and wooden coffin. There are many alternative options out there. You can use your own transport and you can have a wicker, wool or cardboard coffin and families can get involved in decorating the coffin. This is especially good for children to dispel any fears surrounding a death of a family member. Making sure all family members agree is crucial at this time. 

The most important thing to remember is that you know what is best for your family member who has died so you must  convey this to your funeral director and not let them sell you services that you do not need or want.

More information about DIY funerals can be found here:

http://www.naturaldeath.org.uk/index.php?page=the-funeral-and-burial

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