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Tameside Municipal Funeral Service

 

Bereavement Services

 

The Municipal Funeral Service is a service provided, at low cost to the customer, by Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council

Who Can Benefit?

The service is available to anyone who has to arrange the funeral for a deceased resident of the Borough, who is to be buried at one of the Borough's Cemeteries or Cremated at Dukinfield Crematorium.

The Funeral Arrangements

In order to provide a dignified Funeral Service for the residents of the Borough, the Council has appointed the long established firm of:

Robinson and Jordan
230 Market Street
Hyde
Cheshire SK14 1HB
Telephone Number 0161 368 2441 Email Addressfrlrobinsonjordan@funeralservicesltd.co.uk  

How To Use The Funeral Service

If you wish to use the Service, please ring the funeral director, day or night, telling them that you wish to use the Tameside Municipal Funeral Service, the funeral can then be arranged during normal working hours at the Funeral Directors Premises.

What Will The Funeral Service Consist Of?

  • Collection of the deceased from within the Borough or within 10 miles radius of the Borough Boundary.
  • Dressing and a place at the Funeral Directors Chapel of Rest, with normal office hours viewing. (Monday to Friday 9.30am to 3.30pm).
  • Arrangements at a Tameside Cemetery or Dukinfield Crematorium.
  • A Hearse.
  • A Simple coffin fitted with an engraved nameplate with lining throughout. 
  • Time on the funeral up to a maximum of 2 hours.

What Will It Cost?

The cost of the Funeral Directors service will be £625. The invoice will also include additional charges for disbursements and extra costs as mentioned below, where appropriate. Full payment for all the funeral costs will be due within 28 days. If the account is being handled by a Bank or a Solicitor, the Funeral Director needs to be made aware, as soon as possible. Payment can be made by cash, cheque, credit card or Bank Transfer (The Funeral Director will provide you with the Bank details).

  • Disbursements: Doctors Fees, Burial or Cremation Fees, Minister or Church fees.
  • Extra costs: Limousines, Service in a church, Floral Tributes, Press Notices, Catering Arrangements, Monumental Inscriptions, Ashes casket / Urn, Burial of Cremated remains, Repatriation, Embalming, Gratuities.

Please note: Disbursements and Extra costs are payable prior to the funeral taking place

Financial Advice

If you receive:

  • Income Support
  • Family Credit
  • Disability Working Allowance
  • Housing Benefit or
  • Council Tax Benefit

You may be able to get financial assistance towards the costs of the funeral.

To obtain advice contact your local Benefits Office; they can arrange an interview for you, or they can send you the claim form "SF200" assistance with funeral payments.

More information is available from the Department for Work and Pensions.Link to External Website

You can also get advice from your Welfare Rights Officer.

Useful Contacts


Contact Information
Contact by Post

Registrar's Office
Dukinfield Cemetry and Crematorium
Hall Green Road
Dukinfield
SK16 4EP