We are urging BCP Council to replace the broken cremators At Poole crematorium NOW.

The crematorium in Poole, Dorset has been without a cremator for nearly two 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.

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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 of Purbeck. Not being able to conduct cremations at Poole crematorium increases the wait time and travel distances for local bereaved families.

The Issue

BCP Council has decided to delay the decision whether or not to replace the cremators at Poole Crematorium

01

Bournemouth is already the second busiest crematorium in the country and Poole requires its own facility.

The Crematorium in Poole serves those across town, throughout the Purbecks and as far away as Blandford and Dorchester. This accounts for far over 250,000 people.

03

Money that BCP Council has earmarked to redecorate and refurbish Poole Crematorium ought instead be used to fund a new cremator.

02

Bodies will continue to be shuttled to Bournemouth for cremation. 

Mourning relatives don’t like this – they find it upsetting - and want cremations to happen on the site of the committal.

03

Money that BCP Council has earmarked to redecorate and refurbish Poole Crematorium ought instead be used to fund a new cremator.

02

Bodies will continue to be shuttled to Bournemouth for cremation. 

Mourning relatives don’t like this – they find it upsetting - and want cremations to happen on the site of the committal.

04

The council is intending to spend £559,000 on Phase 1 of the refurbishment. This sum could buy two new cremators for the crematorium in poole.

Please sign this petition and help save Poole Crematorium.

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