Uckfield cemetery burials and ashes interment fees will rise from next April.
Charges at the town council-run cemetery in Snatts Road will go up by 1.5 per cent – as they have done in each of the last four years.
Examples of current fees are:
- New grave: £640
- Exclusive right of burial in earthen grave (adult): £741
- Deed for exclusive right of burial of ashes: £352.
- Memorials – headstone: £157 + VAT.
The increases were agreed by members of the council’s environment and leisure committee on Monday (October 19).
Councillors were told it was impossible to predict the number of burials in a year, even when looking back over past figures.
In the current year, to the end of September, cemetery income has been about £6,000 more than was budgeted for the period.