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”.
Haringey LBC has transfered the management of its cemeteries and crematoria to Dignity.
Under the 50-year contract, the council’s two cemeteries and its crematorium will be upgraded in line with modern carbon-emission rules.
Haringey’s current cemeteries and crematorium produce a small annual income for the authority, but the sites are in need of significant modernisation. The crematorium at Enfield, for example, will receive a £2m upgrade as part of the deal, while current staff at Haringey will transfer to Dignity.
AN environmental group has labelled the decision to privatise the running of Haringey's cemeteries as “disgraceful”.
The plan to hand the day-to-day running of the cemeteries in Wood Green and Tottenham, and Enfield Crematorium to a private firm was agreed by councillors in November last year to save money, with Dignity plc winning the contract earlier this month.
A CONTROVERSIAL scheme to privatise the management of Haringey's cemeteries and crematorium will begin early next year after a contractor was chosen.
The plan to hand the day-to-day running of the cemeteries in Wood Green and Tottenham, and Enfield Crematorium to private firm Dignity plc was agreed by councillors in November last year to save money.
The council decided on the move to avoid having to find at least £6.6m in the next five years to invest in the service to meet emissions targets and to find new burial plots.