Work continues at crematorium site

The next stage of improvement works at Blyth Crematorium are about to get under way.

Northumberland County Council is investing £1.5m in the Cowpen facility in a project aimed at upgrading ageing equipment, improving efficiency and making enhancements to the service provided to families.

The project began last September with extending the car parking area, which is initially housing some project equipment during the construction phase, but will provide extended car parking.

Ageing equipment within the crematorium is now being replaced, which will also improve environmental efficiency and save on long-term running costs.

Coun Ian Swithenbank, policy board member responsible for these services at Northumberland County Council, said: “This improvement programme will allow us to provide a high quality and efficient service for many years to come.

“It will ensure that the crematorium and all its equipment are in line with all current day standards, and are modern and up to date.

“When families come to us at such an emotional time for them we want to be sure that everything will go smoothly, and that they will receive a first class service.”

The council has provided information to undertakers and other key stakeholders in the services.

Anyone with questions can contact crematorium staff on (01670) 352107 or email