in 2022, we won the plea to install 2 electric cremators at poole crematorium.
Despite previous decisions and a great deal of public support, there's a recommendation from officers to pause the investment in these much-needed electric cremators at Poole Crematorium and review the operating model for BCP Bereavement Care Services. read more here
The crematorium in Poole, Dorset has been without a cremator for more than three years. We urge the BCP Council to consider the impact the lack of this vital facility has had and continues to have on bereaved families, not just of Poole, but also the surrounding conurbations.
With no cremator in use at the crematorium in Poole, demand has increased at Bournemouth crematorium. Bournemouth is one of the busiest facilities in the county, which means the survival of Poole crematorium is vital to the local community.
POOLE CREMATORIUM HAS PROVIDED A VITAL SERVICE FOR OVER 30 YEARS
Before the final breakdown of the cremators at Poole crematorium in early 2020, demand at Bournemouth was decreasing year on year. On average, this was below 3,000 cremations in 2019. In 2020 this increased above 4,000 cremations.
This increase is entirely due to cremations that would have otherwise taken place at Poole crematorium!
Many of these additional cremations at Bournemouth are not for BCP residents only. Families have been having to travel from far and wide - including North Dorset and The Isle ofPurbeck. Not being able to conduct cremations at Poole crematorium increases the wait time and travel distances for local bereaved families.