Coronavirus: New guidance

Meet outside rather than inside where possible. Keep 2 metres apart from people that you don’t live with. Minimise travel in and out of affected areas. Get tested twice a week and isolate if positive

Coronavirus: New guidance

2. Fees and charges

Coronavirus: Changes to fees and charges

We appreciate dealing with the death of family member or friend can be very traumatic. In these unprecedented times when there are restrictions on the number of mourners who can attend a funeral we understand that this could add to the pain and sense of loss.

We want to do as much as we can to support residents at this difficult time and help the bereaved, if we can, in any way.

The Coronavirus has impacted an all areas of the borough and our residents.

We know some people are suffering financially so we have brought in a number of measures so we can help you out.

Burials and Crematoria services is one of the areas we’ve looked at.  

We hope these measures will help, even in a small way.

Our staff are here to help and will do their utmost to support you at this difficult time if you should have any questions or need further information.

Fees and charges

These fees and charges are valid from October 2020 for the year 2020/21.

Burials

  Resident (£) Non-resident (£)
New grave for 1 or 2 interments 900.00 1,350.00
New grave for 3 interments 953.00 1,424.00
New grave for 1 or 2 interments including foundation 1,073.00 1,518.00
New grave for 3 interments including foundation  1,120.00 1,591.00
New grave for 1 or 2 interments including foundation and timber lining 1,268.00 1,713.00
Plot for cremated remains - Crompton811 811.00 1,204.00
Plot for cremated remains - Hollinwood 387.00 570.00
Appointment to choose a new grave or locate a grave with staff assistance 38.50 38.50
*Interment fee 880.00 1,313.00
Interment fee under 18yrs funded by the Government* No charge No charge
Funerals arriving more than 30 minutes late and each additional 30 mins following 100.00 100.00
Exhumation fees 1,210.00 1,210.00
Saturday, Sunday, Bank Holidays 562 562
Ashes Interment in earth or vault 235.00 235.00
Strewing of cremated remains  No charge 53.50

Monumental fees

  Resident (£) Non-resident (£)
Permission to erect a memorial not exceeding 3’ in height 184.00 260.00
Permission to install kerbs (maximum 6ft x 3ft) designated areas only 267.00 267.00
Permission to add an additional inscription 49.00 49.00
Permission of memorial under 2’ 70.00 70.00

Miscellaneous fees

  Resident (£) Non-resident (£)
Bricked Grave for 1 or 2 interments, plus new grave and interment fee 790.00 1,170.00
Bricks and Flags – to seal grave 115.00 115.00
Timber lining of single graves 195.00 195.00
Test dig to confirm depth 70.00 70.00
Certified extracts from burial register 25.50 25.00
Transfer of grant of exclusive right of burial 72.00 102.00
Issue replacement of grant of exclusive right of burial 70.00 108.00
Use of Crematorium Chapel (Inc recorded music or use of organ) 210.00 210.00
Re-open niche 70.00 70.00
Grave search 18.00 18.00
Register search 43.00 43.00

Memorial plaques

  Fee (£)
Bronze memorial plaque lease for 10 years 2892.00    
Renewal of memorial position for 10 years 185.00
Renewal of memorial position for 5 years  108.00    
Bronze memorial plaque including lettering (including 20% VAT) 142.00
Double Bronze memorial plaque including lettering (including 20% VAT) 184.00    
Granite memorial plaque including standard lettering (including 20% VAT) 259.00    

Cremation

  Fee (£)
*Cremation Fee (includes recorded music or use of the organ) 680.00
Cremation Fees under 18yrs funded by the Government No charge
Unattended Cremation Fee (available at 9am and 9.15am Mon-Fri) 408.00
Cremation environmental levy charge (Mercury Abatement legislation) 61.00
Medical Referee Charge 31.00
*Cremation times after 3.30pm, extended services (extra 30mins) or over running allotted time 100.00
Cremation Fee - Non-viable foetus No charge
Certified extracts from crematorium register 23.00
Live streaming of service (not charged during limits on funeral attendees) 40.00
Use of Crematorium Chapel (Inc. music or use of organ) 215.00

Book of remembrance

  Fee (£)
Standard 2 line entry 96.00
5 line entry 173.00 
8 line entry 282.00
5 line entry with floral emblem 348.00
5 line entry with badge, crest, shield or illuminated capital 426.00
8 line entry with floral emblem 426.00
8 line entry with badge, crest, shield or illuminated capital 456.00
8 line entry with full coat of arms 474.00
Memorial card - Standard 2 line entry 51.00
Memorial card - 5 line entry 57.00
Memorial card - 8 line entry 77.00
Memorial card - 5 line entry with motif 95.00
Memorial card - 8 line entry with motif 108.00    

*additional charges may be applicable out of hours please contact the office for further advice.    

Cheques should be made payable to 'Oldham M.B.C.'.

Chip and pin payments available in the office or via the telephone.