The long-awaited opening of Hatfield's Oak Hill Crematorium is set to take place later this month.

A lawn cemetery has stood on the site since 1984, but redevelopment has seen a new state-of-the-art crematorium, large chapel for services, and landscaped gardens built.

Ahead of the opening, visitors will be able to tour the facilities during two open days, held from 10am to 7pm on Thursday, September 21, and 10am to 4pm on Saturday, September 23, with staff also on hand to answer any questions.

"Oak Hill is a special place and we’re pleased to invite members of the public to visit the new facilities and learn more about the services that are available," said Cllr Max Holloway, executive member for community and leisure.

Welwyn Hatfield Times: New landscaped gardens have also been built at Oak Hill Crematorium.New landscaped gardens have also been built at Oak Hill Crematorium. (Image: Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council)

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"The cemetery and new crematorium, and the award-winning landscaped gardens is a valuable asset for our community, and we look forward to welcoming visitors who would like to find out more."

The site - which is managed by Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council - was awarded the prestigious Green Flag Award earlier this year, as a mark of its excellent environmental and service standards.

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