Autumn General Meeting 2016

Posted by on Nov 26th, 2016 in General News | 0 comments

The Autumn General Meeting was held on Thursday 10th November 2016 at Park Tower Hotel, Knightsbridge and followed by dinner enjoyed by 54 members and guests. President James Gallagher reported the Association’s recent focus on education opportunities and the continuing difficulties for local members dealing with the West London Coroner Service. Members were concerned about the continuing deterioration of service and staffing levels and the suspension of Senior Coroner Mr. C Inyama, pending completion of investigations by the...

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Explosions at crematoria linked to angina treatment

Posted by on Nov 22nd, 2016 in General News | 0 comments

During the last few weeks there have been a small number of explosions at crematoria in the UK . It has been suggested that the cause might be the presence of a GTN Skin Patch present on the deceased.   GTN – Glyceryl Trinitrate – in the form of skin patches, is a treatment used to treat Chronic Angina and is derived from TNT, though the amount is very small. The matter has been referred to the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) who will advise shortly. In the interim...

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CertFAA course M

Posted by on Oct 5th, 2016 in General News | 0 comments

The latest cohort of students made a great start to their studies on September 21st. Immediate Past President John Lodge welcomed the 18 keen candidates, from 8 member firms, to the Central London venue. The students (pictured, with John) are working towards their exam on 7th December.  ...

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Members’ Update Seminar – 10th October 2016

Posted by on Aug 22nd, 2016 in General News | 0 comments

The Seminar will cover recent developments and topical issues affecting Funeral Directors and their staff. To book please contact the Secretary. Places now booking at £35 each (cost includes course materials and light refreshments) ** special discounted price for CertFAA holders, only £15 each ** Download full details here Spaces are limited, so book early to avoid...

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Celebrating Success! CertFAA Course L students

Posted by on May 3rd, 2016 in Events & Meetings, General News | 0 comments

During the recent AGM, held at the Waldorf Hilton Hotel on 14th April 2016, certificates and prizes were presented to students successful in the Certificate in Funeral Arranging & Administration examinations of December 2015.   Particular congratulations to Carol Coyte Lawrence of Harold Wood Funeral Services on winning the President’s Award for the highest mark in the exam. Nine of the twelve successful candidates were able to attend to receive their certificates from President John. Arnolds Funeral Service Daniel Telford...

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New President elected for 2016-17

Posted by on Apr 16th, 2016 in Events & Meetings, General News | 0 comments

The Association’s Annual General Meeting was held on 14th April at the Waldorf Hilton Hotel. John thanked the Executive and London members for their support throughout the year and agreed to continue to provide the Executive with his wise counsel and experience for a further year, by serving in the office of Immediate Past President. Graham Saville (G. Saville & Son) will continue as Treasurer. Many Executive Committee members were re-elected and the Executive welcomed new member Adam Ginder. In addition to the usual AGM business,...

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Banquet & Ball 2016 – New venue wows members!

Posted by on Feb 29th, 2016 in General News | 0 comments

Saturday 27th February saw over 200 members and guests enjoy a very successful Ball at the Lancaster London Hotel. Curiosity about the sparkling new venue created an early buzz (and some sneaky peeks during the afternoon). Following an excellent 4 course banquet, the dance-floor quickly filled as “Mixed Feelings” provided their customary vibrant show. The well supported raffle, in aid of the President’s nominated charity, this year raised funds for Coram, a UK children’s charity, and A-CET, the African...

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CertFAA Course dates announced for 2016

Posted by on Feb 19th, 2016 in General News | 0 comments

The next Certificate in Funeral Arranging and Administration course (Course M) will commence on 21st September 2016. Contact the Course Administrator to book or download details here For information about all educational opportunities visit our Education...

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Parliamentary Debate on West London Coroners Service

Posted by on Dec 30th, 2015 in General News | 0 comments

A debate considering standards of service at West London Coroner’s Court was held by MPs on 16th December. The debate, prompted by James Berry, MP for Kingston & Surbiton, was held in Westminster Hall (the secondary debating chamber of the House of Commons).  In addition to MPs for constituencies covering the 6 West London Boroughs, there were contributions from others who have received complaints about the service from constituents; Caroline Dinenage Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Family Justice also took part. The...

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Cycle Superhighways – traffic disruption alert

Posted by on Nov 20th, 2015 in General News | 0 comments

Cycle Superhighways are cycle routes running into and across central London; in addition to the existing 4, 4 more are planned. During 2015 and 2016 there are likely to be areas of disruption at various points, during works to upgrade current routes and construct new routes. maps and details of tfl’s plans are available on the website: maps show the areas anticipated to encounter increased traffic...

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