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FCA regulation of the funeral plan market

FCA regulation of the funeral plan market

April 6, 2022 We are aware that many people have concerns arising from the recent media coverage around the impact of Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) regulation on the funeral plan market. We would like to reassure you that we are fully aware of the changes in funeral plan regulation and are working closely… Read more
Have a Meaningful Christmas by Dr Bill Webster of Grief Journey

Have a Meaningful Christmas by Dr Bill Webster of Grief Journey

December 7, 2021 I realise that for many of you, this past year has brought an unexpected twist in your life journey. I am always very conscious that when someone you care about dies, your whole world changes. Your world looks and feels different, and with it this Christmas. For everyone else, it is the season to… Read more
Award Winners Family Business 2021

Award Winners Family Business 2021

October 13, 2021 Warwickshire funeral directors, R. Locke & Son, are the winners of the ‘Family Business Award 2021’ in the prestigious national Independent Funeral Director Business Awards, run by funeral plan provider Golden Charter. The Family Business Award, sponsored by SAIF (National Society of Allied and… Read more
Flowers for Funerals

Flowers for Funerals

May 10, 2021 A Guest Article from Gillian Hawtin of Flower Thyme … A few thoughts on flowers for funerals from the talented Gillian Hawtin of Flower Thyme, Kineton … A friend once said “You have a lovely job, as a florist you dip in and out of people’s lives” – so true, births, marriages and of course death… Read more
Generations of Care – Article from the Stratford Herald

Generations of Care – Article from the Stratford Herald

April 26, 2021 Tracing our local heritage, our business has been in succeeding ownership for over 165 years. With the last 60 years being looked after by three generations of the Locke family who have served the South Warwickshire community since Raymond started his apprenticeship in 1940 through to Colin and… Read more
What are the latest arrangements for funerals?

What are the latest arrangements for funerals?

March 29, 2021 We want to reassure the families we are looking after and the communities in which we serve, that we are very much here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We are constantly reviewing and adapting our practices with regard to updated information and advice from Government and professional… Read more
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