L.C Westons Unit 25, james marshall commercial centre
17 Leyton Road
W.B Bonner 41 High Street
Planning a Funeral
people choose to entrust the organisation of a funeral to a professional
funeral director. They do so partly for reasons of convenience
at what is generally a stressful time, but also to ensure that
the remains of the deceased are disposed of with dignity and propriety.
Friends, family, clergy or your doctor may be able to suggest
reputable organisations, but the trade associations might also
be helpful. There are two trade associations which operate within
the funeral business:
operates its own code of practice, although none of the codes is currently
supported by the (Office Of Fair Trading OFT). Each code of practice requires
its members to:
Provide information on charging, including displaying a price list on the
premises and providing an individual copy
Provide a written estimate of the cost of the funeral
Offer a basic or simple funeral.
information on each code of practice can be obtained from:
The National Society of Allied & Independent Funeral Directors (UK) (SAIF)
Hertfordshire CM21 9DB
Association of Funeral Directors (UK)
Midlands B91 1AA
0845 230 1343
choosing a funeral director:
for a detailed description of costs when getting a quote
asking for a telephone quote make sure that it is put in writing as well
sure to get quotes from more than one company, (if possible), and find out if he/she is a member of any of the trade associations.
Remember that just because a firm has been there for many years it does not mean that it is still Family owned. If this is important to you ask who is the owner - even ask to meet him or her! A Family owned firm will reflect it owner.
Funeral Directors (UK) are amongst the most open professionals. They are usually entrenched in the local community. You can talk openly about the funeral arrangements you want to make.