BOSTON Crematorium looks set to continue to be operated by the borough council.
The authority had been considering privatising the service in a bid to save money.
But despite receiving two bids to take over the facility the council's cabinet voted to keep the service in-house.
The crematorium has three Newton cremators, which were installed in 1995, only two of which are used to meet current demands.
Due to new legislation to control air pollution these machines will need to be replaced by December next year at an estimated cost of £500,000.
This sum would be repaid to the capital reserve over a ten-year period and a detailed business plan to implement further performance improvements will be discussed by cabinet members on November 30.