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