Cremation prices set to rise
8:02pm Friday 1st November 2013 in News
LOVED ones choosing a cremation for their dearly departed will face increased costs if proposals are approved by cabinet next week.
The price of a weekday service at Parc Gwyn Crematorium between 9.15am and 3.15pm is set to rise from £482.50 to £550, a jump of 14% while the cost of a Saturday service will rise nearly 25% from 600.50 to £750.
The cost of a service for a child or still born baby will remain free.
Cremation with no service will rise from £401.50 to £450.
An extra slot or double service, available at the discretion of the superintendent on weekdays will cost an extra £111, rising from £189 to £300.
A cabinet report states that the increases are required to meet the additional costs incurred for off-setting mercury abatement and to contribute to the cost of increased fuel payments.
Major improvement works are also required, including the replacement of the current cremators, in order for it to remain operational beyond 2014.
The price increases are estimated to raise an additional £95,000 per annum.
Some changes to the operational times of the crematorium are also proposed.
The proposals are recommended for approval by cabinet.
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