Mercia is about helping Local Authorities to plan and execute their cremation and burial strategy.
Almost 80% of crematoria in England and Wales are owned and operated by Local Authorities and most are over 25 years old. This pattern is however changing because of capital spending constraints and the introduction of rules restricting mercury emissions which come into force in 2012.
The sites for Mercia’s first three crematoria at Ollerton, Bury and Chorley were purchased from Local Authorities who chose not to develop or operate themselves. Two of these Councils receive a share of cremation income.
Areas where we can help include;