Council’s £1.2m income boost from cemetery expansion

TWO cemeteries will be extended to help generate £1.2m income for Kirklees Council.

TWO cemeteries will be extended to help generate £1.2m income for Kirklees Council.

Cabinet members last night approved a programme of works to increase the number of burial sites at Batley and Heckmondwike cemeteries.

It will cost the council £80,000 to improve infrastructure at the two cemeteries and it will recoup £1.2m once the burial sites have been bought for £1,600 each.

Through the expansion around 750 more burial plots will become available.

Clr Cathy Scott, cabinet member for place, said: “These sites are greatly needed to enlarge the area we can have burials. We really do need to provide more provision for the future.”

 

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