A new “state-of-the-art” crematorium has opened in Pontllanfraith.
The Sirhowy Valley Crematorium, which is located off Sirhowy Enterprise Way, is the only crematorium in Caerphilly County Borough.
The crematorium will hold around 1,300 funerals a year and will serve around 150,000 people in the local community.
The crematorium also has a place for floral tributes and a maintained memorial garden.
- ‘Community stars’ recognised in virtual award ceremony
- Residents to be reimbursed and inspections to be carried out on homes
- Hefin David MS: “It is encouraging to see how well the vaccine rollout is going across Wales”
- Plans to build 164 houses on greenfield land approved
- Police precept increase of 5.49% agreed
Live webcasts will be available with the option of visual tributes and an almost unlimited music library.
Before it opened, the nearest crematoriums for many people living in Caerphilly County Borough were Cwmbran, Newport, Thornhill, Glyntaff and Llwydcoed.
Bristol-based developers Westerleigh Group, which built and manages the crematorium, has 35 crematoriums across the UK, with three in Wales – including Newport’s Langstone Vale Crematorium.
Kevin Davies, regional manager at Westerleigh, said: “Prior to Sirhowy Valley Crematorium opening, the nearest alternatives were all more than ten miles away, and journeys take over 30 minutes in a funeral cortege.”
This article was updated to include Glyntaff and Llwydcoed.
Stay informed with quality, independent, local journalism…that matters
We believe the public should be informed about their community, coherently and with context. However, running a professional news service comes at a financial cost.
We are asking readers for their support to help us develop and grow our service.
Our membership costs from just £3 a month and in return, you can use our website without adverts.
Become a member – cancel anytime