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Scattering Ashes

With cremation becoming more popular, it is useful to know more about scattering ashes Newport. Some people choose to keep the ashes in an urn in a safe or important place, but others wish to let free. If you’re stuck on this topic or where to release the ashes, we at Albert E Hicks have compiled some advice and answers to commonly asked questions for you and funeral planning.

Is Scattering Ashes Legal?

Clients often ask, ‘is scattering ashes legal?’ and the short answer is yes. However, there are some rules you must follow when deciding where you would like to do this. If is on any kind of land, public or private, you must get permission from the landowner. If the sea is of interest, you must be at least 3 miles from and land. For more information on rivers and lakes, the Environment agency will be able to help you.

Where To Scatter Ashes

There are many options for where to scatter ashes Newport, you can choose a more personal spot or somewhere more common. We have put together a few places of interest for clients we’ve had:

Scattering Ashes On Private Land

If you’re scattering ashes on private land, like mentioned before, you must get permission from the landowner – no matter where it is! If you have chosen a family home for the location, you will want to consider the future of the property. For example, will it put people off in the future if you ever decide to sell the home? Most people are understanding as it doesn’t really affect the home at all, it may have to be a risk you’re willing to take.

Scattering Ashes At Sea

When scattering ashes at sea, you are legally required to be at least 3 nautical miles from any type of land. It is a more affordable way of being ‘buried at sea’ as it doesn’t require special coffins or licences. All you’ll need to do is get a boat to take you out to the appropriate location. We recommend somewhere quiet so family and friends can be with their thought and so it’s a calm experience for everyone.

Scattering Ashes In Nature (mountains, lakes, woodlands)

People often find scattering ashes in nature is a purifying way to be ‘set free’. These could be places like mountains, lakes or woodland areas. All these locations will have different requirements and as always, need permission granting. for example:

  • Mountains – spread it over an area and not one focused spot.
  • Lakes/rivers – don’t leave non-degradable items in the water and make sure you’re in a space which won’t disturb others.
  • Woodlands – make sure you’re not on protected land. Speak with The Woodland Trust for further details.

Scattering Ashes At A Churchyard

Each location has different designated sections when scattering ashes at a churchyard or cemetery. You’re better off speaking with us at Albert E Hicks as we’ll be able to tell you more about each venue’s rules and preferences. Some places also allow you to put up a plaque in memory of your loved one or yourself.

Scattering Ashes At Sporting Venues

You will have to contact the sporting venues directly as the allowances differ. Some places don’t allow it at all, some do, and others have spaces set aside for memorials or plaques. Some clubs have churches close by which people choose to bury ashes at if the venue won’t allow it.

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