Cemetery fees will rise

by Alex Wellman Cemetery fees are due to go up across the borough from May. Paddington Cemetery in Willesden Lane, Kilburn, is one of the cemeteries in Brent to have fees increase by an average of 1.5 per cent. The rise, which will see th

by Alex Wellman

Cemetery fees are due to go up across the borough from May.

Paddington Cemetery in Willesden Lane, Kilburn, is one of the cemeteries in Brent to have fees increase by an average of 1.5 per cent.

The rise, which will see the cost of burying a baby or child in a half grave at Paddington rise from �738 to �868, was rubber stamped at the Executive meeting at Brent Town Hall in Forty Lane, Wembley, on Monday night.


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Council chiefs implemented the new fees after taking management of Carpenders Park Cemetery in Harrow and deciding to keep costs the same across all cemeteries.

The first steps toward a huge regeneration scheme were also taken at meeting when the Executive agreed to go ahead with plans to redevelop large swathes of the North Circular Road.

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The decision means the council are set to move forward and develop proposals which include regeneration of both St Raphael's and Brentfield Road estates in Neasden.

The proposal, called 'A new vision for the North Circular Road: Framework for change', will also tackle pollution levels, increase green space and improve community facilities.

Also agreed was the new graffiti policy which includes a case worker who will take home a salary of �41,000.

Council chiefs have decided they want to make the reporting of graffiti easier for the public as well as introducing education and diversionary activities for offenders.

alex.wellman@archant.co.uk

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