Local environmental organisation, Stroud Valleys Project, are hoping to create the areas first green burial ground, and are on the look out for a suitable piece of land.

Green burial pr imageChief Executive Clare Mahdiyone said, “We want to create a burial ground without headstones, where trees and wildflowers flourish and wildlife thrives, a place of peace and reflection where those who have lost someone dear to them can find solace and healing in nature.

Green burial is about creating a species-rich nature reserve that over time will develop into a lasting memorial to all those people who are buried there.”

For the green burial ground to become a reality the group needs to identify a site and are hoping that someone will come forward with a suitable piece of land. 

Ecologist, Mark Graham, a member of the project development team explained, “We are looking for 10 acres or more of land that has good access and isn’t subject to flooding. The ideal location would be somewhere rural which is close to Stroud but feels private and peaceful.”

Stroud Funeral Director, Michael Gamble, believes that there would be lots of support for the scheme locally.  “Green burial is becoming more and more common, and with so many environmentally minded residents I’m sure a green burial ground would be very popular,” he said.

If you have a piece of land that you think would be suitable, Stroud Valleys Project would like to hear from you.

“We are keen to find land so that we can make the green burial ground a reality, if you have a piece of land that you think would be suitable please get in touch,” Clare added.

Stroud Valleys Project can be contacted on 01453 753358 or at the eco shop at 8 Threadneedle Streeet, Stroud, Glos GL5 1AF.

Stroud Valleys Project is a limited company,
registered in England and Wales.    

Registered number: 2224016    

Registered charity number: 900107

Stroud Valleys Project,
8 Threadneedle Street,
Stroud,
Gloucestershire,
GL5 1AF

Tel: 01453 753358

Fax: 01453 755641

Email: info@stroudvalleysproject.org

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