Northamptonshire councils £4m investment plan for crematoriums
Millions of pounds are being invested in crematoriums in Northamptonshire to meet growing demand.
Work on part of a £2m improvement plan to Rothwell Road crematorium in Kettering started earlier this month while Wellingborough councillors have discussed funding a new £2m facility.
This week councillors agreed to search for a suitable site in the town.
It is hoped the investment will meet the growing demand for cremations.
Wellingborough Councillor Thomas Pursglove, said: "We're keen to provide a local service that people have told us they want.
"Figures from a couple of years ago show that 73% of deaths resulted in cremation in the UK.
"We're pleased we're moving forward with it."