South West Wales

Pembrokeshire cemetery fees are expected to rise

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Image caption Pembrokeshire council is currently meeting the shortfall of the cost of maintaining cemeteries

The cost of dying is expected to go up in Pembrokeshire as the local authority looks to "break even".

Pembrokeshire council owns 11 cemeteries but says the current burial and memorial fees "contribute very little" to their ongoing maintenance.

A report to go before cabinet on 25 April says an extra £50,000 a year is needed to cover the council's costs.

It recommends increasing charges across a range of services from reserving a plot to digging a grave.

If the plans are agreed, the cost of excavating a new single grave will increase from £464 to £760, while the cost of burying cremated remains will go up from £151 to £160.

The cost of installing memorials are also recommended to rise.

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Image caption Price increases are proposed across a range of burial services in Pembrokeshire

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