Dewsbury Moor Crematorium reopens after £260k revamp

REFURBISHMENT COMPLETED Project member Richard Forster at Dewsbury Moor Crematorium. (d541k442)
REFURBISHMENT COMPLETED Project member Richard Forster at Dewsbury Moor Crematorium. (d541k442)
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Dewsbury Moor Crematorium reopened its doors this week after a three-month project to refurbish the building was completed.

The £260,000 Kirklees Council project, which began in June, has seen various facilities at the crematorium on Heckmondwike Road improved.

The newly refurbished Dewsbury Crematorium. (D541C442)

The newly refurbished Dewsbury Crematorium. (D541C442)

The refurbishments include a new canopy at the front entrance, installation of a covered flower terrace, a renewed pathway leading to the Book of Remembrance and resurfacing of the main car park on the site.

Coun Cathy Scott, Cabinet member for Place, said: “I would like to thank the officers involved for their hard work on this project.

“The refurbishments to the crematorium have significantly improved its appearance and usability, making it a fitting place to say goodbye to loved ones.”

Further improvements include a Book of Remembrance cabinet, new waiting room windows and double exit doors at the rear, improvements to CCTV and upgraded fire and burglar alarms.

Coun Scott added: “Nobody wants to have to visit a crematorium, but the changes that have been made should make it as pleasant an experience as possible.”

A new mercury abatement plant – now required by crematoriums under Government legislation to reduce emissions – was also installed during the recent work.

Project member Richard Forster said: “The mercury plant is something people don’t see and you wouldn’t know it’s there, but it’s an important part of it and I’m pleased we’ve had it put in.”