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Wealden Crematorium - Site Bulletins

These bulletins are intended to keep you informed about work on the crematorium site as it progresses.

They will focus on key operations and issues rather than day-to-day activities.

Site Bulletin No. 18 (11/02/19)

Baxall Construction advise that they are now required to resurface the full width of the highway in the vicinity of the Crematorium entrance and that in order to carry out these work safely and correctly they are required to undertake it during a full road closure.

This is programmed to take place on the evening of Wednesday the 13th February between the hours of 8pm – 5am on the 14th Feb.

The only other period of road work is Wednesday 27th – Thursday 28th when they will be undertaking new road markings.

Baxall Construction Ltd has much of experience in this type of project and has a commitment to respecting its neighbours.

During this period if you have any questions or queries then please do not hesitate to contact the Senior Site Manager Mr Troy Cooper:

• in person by visiting the Site Office within the crematorium entrance, or
• by phone on 07834 034787 or
• landline 01435 813646.

Site Bulletin No. 17 (03/01/19)

Traffic lights will be in place on the A267 from 7th January until the end of February whilst the work on the crematorium entrance is completed.

Site Bulletin No. 16 (03/12/18)

Southern Gas Networks are starting work on moving a gas main on the A267 near the crematorium this week. This will mean traffic lights will be in operation.
The work is scheduled to last until 21st December.

Site Bulletin No. 15 (06/08/18)

The contractor is making good progress with the construction work and is 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.

Main Entrance

Work to the main entrance on the A267 has been paused. This is because the contractor is 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.

Open Day

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.

Drone

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.

Considerate Contractor

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. 

Site Bulletin No. 14 (23/04/18)

The main contractor continues to make excellent progress and now all the main deliveries are being made via the main entrance on the A267. This is much earlier than was originally anticipated and consequently the Horeham Flat Farm entrance will now see only minimal activity. 
Unfortunately there was another incident of vandalism resulting in some graffiti and the time-lapse camera being made inoperable. As a result there will not be any time lapse footage available for April. 
If you should witness any vandalism or suspicious activity do not intervene yourself but please report the incident to the Police and inform Troy Cooper the Site Manager -  07834 034787.