Burial charges

I AM writing to you regarding Blaenau Gwent Council’s increase in burial charges, if you buried someone on March 31, you would pay the council approx £800, if however you buried someone on April 1, that price has gone up to £1200, a 50 per cent increase. How can the council justify such a large increase, when we are getting nothing extra, in fact we are getting less, because now we have only one sexton to look after several ceremonies. It seems to me we can’t afford to live under David Cameron’s rule, and we can’t afford to die under Blaenau Gwent Council’s increases.

Mrs Rees Ebbw Vale Gwent

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12:00pm Fri 2 May 14

Llanmartinangel says...

Well given Labour's slogan about 'the cost of living crisis' (leaving aside their inflation busting council tax rises), perhaps they are hoping no-one will notice a 'cost of dying crisis'.
Well given Labour's slogan about 'the cost of living crisis' (leaving aside their inflation busting council tax rises), perhaps they are hoping no-one will notice a 'cost of dying crisis'. Llanmartinangel
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11:23pm Sat 3 May 14

coalpicker says...

Knowing Blaenau Gwent and some of the recent past leaders Mrs Rees
is very fortunate the council are not telling her to dig the grave .
Knowing Blaenau Gwent and some of the recent past leaders Mrs Rees is very fortunate the council are not telling her to dig the grave . coalpicker
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11:58am Sun 4 May 14

Mervyn James says...

I think everyone should be cremated anyway, and, we sell the ashes to make breeze blocks so in death we are still being useful by helping to provide homes for the living.. We will anyway as there is only so much space left for burials. If we look at the disgraceful appearances of many graveyards there seems ample proof no-one cares once you are gone.
I think everyone should be cremated anyway, and, we sell the ashes to make breeze blocks so in death we are still being useful by helping to provide homes for the living.. We will anyway as there is only so much space left for burials. If we look at the disgraceful appearances of many graveyards there seems ample proof no-one cares once you are gone. Mervyn James
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3:14pm Sun 4 May 14

welshmen says...

You can do burials on your own property, pop you in your front garden so to speak, have to have permission of the Labour Council first....
You can do burials on your own property, pop you in your front garden so to speak, have to have permission of the Labour Council first.... welshmen
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6:41pm Sun 4 May 14

Mervyn James says...

welshmen wrote:
You can do burials on your own property, pop you in your front garden so to speak, have to have permission of the Labour Council first....
If it is just ashes, who is to know ?
[quote][p][bold]welshmen[/bold] wrote: You can do burials on your own property, pop you in your front garden so to speak, have to have permission of the Labour Council first....[/p][/quote]If it is just ashes, who is to know ? Mervyn James
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