When a loved one passes, they may have left instructions, such as a will or a pre-paid plan, this will usually state whether they wished to have a burial or a cremation. If this is not the case, we are here to discuss all your options to make sure you make the right choice for you. While we will never suggest you chose one option over another, we will explain the processes and all associated fees clearly for you.
There are a few points to remember
• When choosing a burial there are some important points to remember, such as, you don’t own the burial plot. These are leased to you by the local council for a set period of time which incurs a fee. If you or your family already have a plot, checks need to be completed to confirm the deed holder’s name. If the deed holder is the person who has passed away, a transfer of deeds will need to be completed.
If you have any questions or require any guidance, please get in touch.
• A cremation is traditionally the cheaper option, although it is bearing in mind that after the cremation has taken place there will be a set of ashes. Some options for scattering or interring ashes can also incur extra costs.
• Burial or scattering ashes in a natural burial ground or woodland is becoming an increasingly popular option. These grounds are available to visit or research online. It is also worth bearing in mind there can be very strict rules regarding the materials which can be used or grave marker placement. Each natural ground has their own rules which we would be happy to outline for you.