Posted: Fri 3rd Feb 2017

Removal Of Child Burial Charges Agreed

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This article is old - Published: Friday, Feb 3rd, 2017

Caerphilly County Borough Council’s Cabinet have this week (1st February 2017) agreed to remove the interment fee relating to the burial of children up to and including the age of 16 at its cemeteries with immediate effect. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Members unanimously agreed that the interment fee within any of the county borough cemeteries be removed. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Cabinet Member Cllr Nigel George said, “The impact on families of losing a child is devastating, and while removing the cost of the interment certainly won’t make the loss any easier, it is one less thing for families to have to worry about at such a difficult time in their lives”. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Leader of the Council, Cllr Keith Reynolds added, “The well-publicised national campaign led by Carolyn Harris MP to abolish charges for the interment of children certainly provided us with the opportunity to review our own service, and I’m pleased that members wholeheartedly backed removing these charges – it certainly is the right thing to do”. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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