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Public are asked for views on cremations

By Simon Watters

Published 28/07/2015

Belfast City Council is asking people to share their views on handling of bereavement services.

The council wants people to give their opinion on how long it keeps cremated remains, as well as proposals on the distribution of recycled remains.

Councillor Julie Anne Corr Johnston, who will oversee the proposed changes, said: "We recognise that bereavement is a particularly difficult time in people's lives and want to ensure we have clear policies in place so that families know what to expect when using our services.

"For this reason we are happy to have input from across the region, and I would urge as many people as possible to respond."

Public information sessions about the new policies are to take place throughout August, with the first two taking place next Tuesday.

These will held at Falls Bowling Pavilion from 10-12, as well as Tullycarnet Bowling Pavilion from 2-4pm, with further sessions on the August 18 and 24 .

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