Burial costs could be set to rise for villagers in Forsbrook and Blythe Bridge. A traditional burial may increase by £100 for residents, with a £200 rise proposed for non-residents.
Burial costs could be set to rise for villagers in Forsbrook and Blythe Bridge.
A traditional burial may increase by £100 for residents, with a £200 rise proposed for non-residents.
A decision on the costs for 2021-22 will be made at a virtual meeting of the Forsbrook Parish Council on Monday (March 15).
Currently, residents pay £300 for a burial plot for two people, while a plot for cremated remains costs £250 and non-residents must pay £600 for a burial plot and £500 for cremated remains.
Following research into charges elsewhere, Forsbrook Parish Council could choose to increase burial charges to £400 for residents and £800 for non-residents, with the charges for cremated remains rising to £300 for villagers and £600 for non-residents.
Residents could see charges for reopening a burial plot rise from £250 to £300, and reopening a cremation plot rise from £230 to £250.
Siting a memorial will increase from £70 to £90 with additional inscriptions rising from £40 to £45.
Non-resident charges for reopening sites are expected to rise from £500 to £600 for a burial plot and from £430 to £500 for a cremation plot.
Burying a child would remain at £80 for villagers, with charges for non-residents dropping from £250 to £80.
Parish councillors will debate the fees at their monthly meeting on Monday, which will be held via zoom.
The council is also set to consider an issue with the water table at the cemetery and discuss measures in place to alleviate the problem.
Members will also consider hire charges for the changing rooms, which are not expected to be in use until the start of the new season in September.
No fees were charged for the last 12 months, but could rise from the current £800 to £1,000.
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