When non-Cypriot EU voters in Paphos go to the polls for this year’s municipal elections, a handful of key issues are likely to sway their ballots – including animal welfare, expat representation and the environment.
However, few issues are likely to be as divisive - or perhaps decisive - as the proposed crematorium.
For almost a decade, the idea of building a crematorium to service the large expat community in Paphos and beyond has been politically sensitive, perennially put on the back burner by the government in the face of church opposition.
POLICE have released this photo of a man they would like to identify following vandalism at Yeovil Crematorium.
At around 12.30pm on Monday, November 28, a service was being held at the crematorium and the man pictured was at the service.
At around this time damage was caused in the disabled toilet.
A sink was blocked and the tap left running causing a flood and the incident caused considerable damage.
The new bosses of Shrewsbury’s Emstrey Crematorium today denied they had any plans to remove two large symbolic Christian crosses under multi-million pound plans to overhaul the site.
Co-operative Funeralcare, which recently took over the running of the Emstrey site from Shropshire Council on a 30-year lease, wants to pump an initial £1.7 million into the restoration of the crematorium.
A £1.7 million revamp of Shrewsbury’s crematorium is being planned by the new managers, it was revealed this afternoon.
Co-operative Funeralcare, which took over Emstrey Crematorium from Shropshire Council in September as part of a multi-million pound deal, is seeking permission to upgrade the ageing chapel and crematorium buildings in London Road.
Sam Shale, public relations officer for Cooperative Funeralcare, said: “The Co-operative Group is committed to investing an initial £1.7 million to upgrade Emstrey Crematorium to ensure it is able to continue to provide a quality service to the community.
A crematorium in Surrey has raised money for charity by recycling metal body parts.
With consent from relatives, Guildford crematorium has sold metal items, such as orthopaedic implants, for scrap.
Traditionally any metal left after the cremation process would be given back to relatives or buried, but the new alternative is to recycle it.
Guildford crematorium has now been able to donate about £5,000 to the Shooting Star CHASE children's hospice.
POLICE are hunting for thieves who stole two urns from Enfield Crematorium.
A devastated man from Essex discovered the ashes of his grandparents had been taken from the crematorium, in Great Cambridge Road.
The ashes, which had been there for several years, were in bronze and stoneware urns, and would have very little sell-on value, Enfield Police said, but are of “extreme sentimental value”.
Friends and relatives are being invited to pay tribute to their loved ones this Christmas at a special Service of Remembrance at Bramcote Crematorium.
The service, which has become a poignant part of the crematorium’s calendar, will take place in the Main Chapel in Coventry Lane, Bramcote from 2pm on Sunday December 11.
The hour-long service will be led by Rev Michael Grantham and Kerry Corden and include readings, prayers and hymns with musical contributions from soprano soloist, Sarah Simmonds.
A MEMORIAL Christmas tree has been put up at Fenland Crematorium and is to be decorated with families’ messages of remembrance for loved ones.
The crematorium, in Knights End Road, March, is also raising money for the Children’s Hospice UK with the initiative.
Chris Black, crematorium manager, said: “Christmas can be a hard time for families who have lost loved ones and allowing families to place a message on the tree is one small way of helping them to remember their loved ones at this time of year.
“If they wish, families can make donations for placing their message on the tree to our chosen charity, Children’s Hospice UK.”
Six crematorium workers in South Korea have been arrested for stealing and selling melted gold teeth from the incinerated remains of the deceased, police said on Thursday.
One suspect, identified only by his surname Lee, made about 20 million won (S$22,800) from selling melted gold he collected from incinerators at the Seoul crematorium where he worked as a stoker, said the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency.
Swanwick residents have formed an action group to fight plans to build a new crematorium in the village.
Memoria Ltd unveiled plans for a 3,000sq ft building with a 7.5 metre chimney on a 7.6-acre site between Sleetmoor Lane and the Wimsey Way Thornton’s factory, which would see 1,300 services take place there a year.
Swanwick Parish Council held an emergency meeting and told the Oxfordshire-based crematorium and cemetery developers that their proposed site was designated as Protected Open Land (EN5) in the Local Plan.