BURIAL costs in Frodsham are likely to rise following a review of charges for the municipal cemetery in Tarvin Road.
At its AGM this week Frodsham Town Council accepted Cllr Doreen Wood’s proposal that the amenities committee should “seriously review the cemetery fees with a view to putting them up”.
Cllr Woods said: “There hasn’t been an increase since 2006, which is quite a while. But the cost of maintaining the cemetery is going up and fees do need looking at, even if it’s only a 2% rise. It is a business, after all.”
In July last year fees were frozen by the council, which decided that, following a 3% rise in 2006, a further increase was “not warranted” – despite Cllr Pammi Taylor’s claim “other local cemeteries charge much more than we do”.
Currently the cost to Frodsham residents of a burial plot and interment fee in Tarvin Road is £360 and £100 respectively. Cremated remains fees are £136 for a plot and £50 for interment, and a plaque and purchase agreement in the memorial garden is £150. Scattering of ashes in the garden is free. Charges are doubled for non-residents.