Mourners to have more parking at busy crematorium

Falkirk crematorium
Falkirk crematorium

Mourners at Falkirk Crematorium will soon benefit from more parking places.

Work began last weekend to construct an additional 24 spaces for people attending services at the facility in the town’s Camelon area.

The £48,000 investment, which will see the loss of some grassed area around the building, is expected to take four weeks.

The crematorium will remain open during the upgrading work.

Councillor Craig Martin, environment spokesperson, said: “The car park extension is needed to cater for the increasing number of cars which bring people to services at the crematorium.

“It will be done in such a way that it does not adversely affect the landscape setting of the crematorium. This work is the first important step towards refurbishing the crematorium with work planned to start in the summer 2016.”

Electrical upgrading work will take place over the weekend of August 22-23.

A large scale investment is planned across Falkirk Council’s bereavement services over the next few years, including the refurbishment and extension of the crematorium, which is used by people across Central Scotland.