WEYMOUTH’S crematorium opened its doors to visitors for an open day after a £1million revamp.
New economical cremators have been installed and the rear of the building extended to house a new abatement plant that filters out toxins and reduces air pollutants from the cremation process by 99 per cent.
Ian Price, bereavement services manager, said the total budget was £1.4million but that the work had come in under-budget.
The borough council has recently completed major refurbishment works to Weymouth Crematorium. To mark the official re-opening, there will be an open day and re-dedication service at the Crematorium from 10am on Saturday 24 September.
Government legislation means that where possible crematoriums must upgrade their inner workings to meet new environmental standards. Whilst this essential work was carried out, the council also made several improvements to the facility both inside and out, to make it more accessible and more welcoming for users.
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