Gwent Crematorium is operated by the Greater Gwent Cremation Committee, comprising elected members from Newport City Council, and the County Borough Councils of Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Monmouthshire and Torfaen.
It is our intention to offer a high standard of care and options, enabling each member of the community to arrange a funeral which is meaningful to them and their family. An important part of this service is to care for the environment and use nature and wildlife to enhance our crematorium.
The service has adopted the Charter for the Bereaved, issued by the Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management. The Charter is a commitment to improving the services offered by confronting rather than disguising the death experience and by reducing ignorance. It defines the rights of the bereaved and offers greater influence over funeral arrangements, thereby controlling costs and potentially improving satisfaction levels.
The Charter currently guarantees 35 rights, which have been integrated into our services and is a written statement of what can be expected when you use our service.
Gwent Crematorium was initially granted the Silver Award by the Charter for the Bereaved administrative team, and has maintained this accreditation ever since.
The majority of people know little about funerals and how they can organise a funeral to satisfy their beliefs, lifestyle or other needs. We are committed to giving you the knowledge that you require to be in control when a funeral needs to be arranged. We can advise you about how to organise the funeral, and help you instruct a funeral director to meet your personal and financial needs. A series of free leaflets are available, which can be downloaded and printed from the links below:-
|1||Funeral Pre-arrangement Details||10||Guiding Principles for Burial and Cremation Services|
|2||What to do After a Loss||11||Details from Natural Death Centre|
|3||Example of a Living Will||12||Information on Embalming|
|4||Guide to Independent Funerals||13||Burials in Private Land|
|5||Questions People Ask About Burial||14||Charter Grievance Procedure|
|6||Questions People Ask About Cremation||15||Using a Funeral Director|
|7||Guide to Independent Cremation||16||Cremation Service and Process|
|8||Outline of a Secular Cremation Service||17||Table of Fees|
|9||Code of Cremation Practice||18||Information on Coffins|