Uckfield cemetery fees to rise

Uckfield cemetery burials and ashes interment fees will rise from next April.

Uckfield cemetery (file photo)

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.

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