East Staffordshire Borough Council to Freeze Cemetery Fees

In an effort to support residents with financial pressures, East Staffordshire Borough Council is freezing cemetery fees until April 2024, with a review of fees and charges to be carried out in twelve months’ time.

With increased fuel and utility bills, many families are likely to face financial strain this winter. Freezing cemetery fees, whilst not alleviating these concerns, should help ease the stress of losing a loved one and the financial implications imposed as a result.

Cllr Ray Faulkner, Cabinet Member for Environment and Climate Change, said: “With the cost of living rising as a result of current economic conditions, the Council aims to ensure grieving families across the Borough do not suffer additional hardship”.