Central England Co-op funeralcare opens the doors to community in Nottingham

Central England Co-operative Funeralcare is offering members of the public a unique opportunity to have a guided tour of a new funeral home in Nottingham.
Staff at the new site in High Road, Chilwell, will give people in the area the chance to ask any questions they may have about funerals and funeral planning as part of a special open day in April.

Visitors will also be able to take a look around at the new £375,000 home, which will operate a major hub for other Central England Co-op funeral homes in the area.

Funeral Director Ruth Bartlett said: “This is a very exciting time for my team and we are proud to be part of the community in Nottingham.

“Our first priority is to enhance memories and love for all of our families and we are very pleased to offer that at our new home in the area.

“We feel it reflects our commitment to providing excellent standards of care for our families during their time of bereavement.

“We cannot wait to have our special open day so members of the public can learn more about the home and my team and also help us celebrate the official opening at the same time.

“We look forward to seeing everyone on the day and showing you our new surroundings.”

The open day will begin with a special dedication ceremony at 10.30am on Saturday, 28 April and will then be followed by guided tours, visits by motorcycle and horse drawn hearses and refreshments.

Ruth and her team can be contacted for more information on 0115 6972826.

The funeral home offers a 24-hour service, seven days a week.  In addition to arranging funerals, they are also able to offer advice on floral tributes, monumental masonry, funeral stationery, pre-paid funeral plans and probate advice. 


Notes to editors


About Central England Co-operative


Central England Co-operative is one of the largest independent retail co-operative societies in the UK. 


It is a modern, forward-looking organisation employing over 8,000 staff, with the Society’s principal areas of activity being food, funeral services, and property.


The company’s funeral business consists of over 120 funeral homes across 16 counties, 10 florists, masonry production and administration, Bretby Crematorium and Terry Smiths coffin factory.


Central England Co-operative has more than 430 trading outlets across 16 counties including; West Midlands, Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Rutland, Nottinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Lincolnshire, West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, Suffolk, Norfolk, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire. 


The Society has an ambitious food store and funeral home development programme for 2018.


Central England Co-operative is proud of its reputation for ethical business practices and corporate responsibility.  It is a member of Business in the Community, the membership organisation that stands for responsible business, and has also won many business awards for excellence.  The Society supports a number of charities including Dementia UK and invests a percentage of its trading profit into local communities.


Becoming a member of Central England Co-operative offers a whole host of benefits ranging from collecting points every time you spend in store to earn a share of the profits, access to members activities and community initiatives including the Community Dividend Fund, which hands out grants of up to £5,000 to charities and good causes across the Society’s trading estate.

Find out how to become a Central England Co-operative member by calling 0800 0501 601, emailing members@centralengland.coop or visiting https://www.members.coop


For more information visit www.centralengland.coop, follow Central England Co-operative on Twitter: @mycoopfood, @mycooplife and on Facebook: facebook.com/centralenglandcooperative


Rob Smyth at Central England Co-operative on 01543 414140


Email – publicrelations@centralengland.coop