Friday, 20 November 2009

Cardiff Council funeral service

Did you know that Cardiff Council provides a low cost fixed price funeral service, available to any resident of the City?

The service is provided by local Funeral Directors Roy J. Larcombe (branches in Splott & Ely) and Rose Mount Funeral Home on North Road who agree to the specifications drawn up by the Councils’ Bereavement Services.

The total cost of a funeral can often be difficult to estimate which can be a source of worry to many people. It is therefore important to the bereaved to know that their funeral director will handle arrangements in a professional way, provide a high standard of service, is affordable and adds no hidden costs.

These firms have no connection, financial or otherwise with the Council. The cost, which has been agreed with the Council, represents excellent value for money.

Cardiff Councils Bereavement Services Division pride themselves on offering a dignified service at a reasonable cost:
  • A standard funeral including burial and the purchase of a new grave costs £1,591
  • A standard funeral including a burial in an existing grave costs £1,045
  • A burial service at either of the chapels at Thornhill costs £72
  • A standard funeral including a cremation and a service in the chapel costs £1,102
Since its launch in 1992, over 2000 funerals have taken place under this contract

The costs of floral tributes, clergy, church fees and obituary notices are not included in the above costs but can be included at an additional cost if required.

Please note that this service is only available where the deceased is a resident of Cardiff and the funeral will take place in a cemetery or crematorium operated by Bereavement Services.

Councillor Nigel Howells, Cardiff Council Executive Member for Sport, Leisure and Culture said: “The period immediately following the death of a loved one is probably the most distressing time we experience during our lives, yet it is also the occasion when a number of decisions have to be made regarding the funeral, a ceremony which will have an effect on the whole family.

It is important for the bereaved to know that the arrangements are being handled professionally and the service provided is to a high standard, affordable, with no hidden extras.”

For further information contact Cardiff Bereavement Services, Thornhilll Road, Cardiff, CF14 9UA Tel: 029 2062 3294


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