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Tameside Municipal Funeral Service


Bereavement Services


The Municipal Funeral Service is a service provided, at low cost to the customer, by Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council.


Who Can Benefit?

The service is available to anyone who has to arrange the funeral for a deceased resident of the Borough, who is to be buried at one of the Borough's Cemeteries or Cremated at Dukinfield Crematorium.

The Funeral Arrangements

In order to provide a dignified Funeral Service for the residents of the Borough, the Council has appointed the long established firm of:

Aidan Gaunt Funeral Directors
43 Market Street
Cheshire SK14 2AD
Telephone Number 0161 368 9883

How To Use The Funeral Service

If you wish to use the Service, please ring the funeral director, day or night, telling them that you wish to use the Tameside Municipal Funeral Service, the funeral can then be arranged during normal working hours at the Funeral Directors Premises.

The Funeral Service Will Consist Of

  • Collection of the deceased from within the Borough or within 10 miles radius of the Borough Boundary.
  • Dressing the deceased in a standard gown or own clothing and a place at the Funeral Directors Chapel of Rest.
  • Chapel of Rest  viewing. (Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm).
  • Arrangements at a Tameside Cemetery or Dukinfield Crematorium.
  • A Motor Hearse with a minimum of 4 attendants to bear the coffin at all times .
  • A Simple coffin fitted with an engraved nameplate with lining throughout and basic accessories.
  • Time on the funeral up to a maximum of 2 hours.


The cost of the Funeral Directors service will be £660. The invoice will also include additional charges for disbursements and extra costs as mentioned below, where appropriate. Full payment for all the funeral costs will be due within 28 days. If the account is being handled by a Bank or a Solicitor, the Funeral Director needs to be made aware, as soon as possible. Payment can be made by cash, cheque, credit card or Bank Transfer (The Funeral Director will provide you with the Bank details).

  • Disbursements: Doctors Fees, Burial or Cremation Fees, Minister or Church fees.
  • Extra costs: Additional limousines, Service in a church, Floral Tributes, Horse Drawn Hearse, Press Notices, Catering Arrangements, Monumental Inscriptions, Ashes casket / Urn, Burial of Cremated remains, Repatriation, Embalming, Gratuities.

Financial Advice

If you receive:

  • Income Support
  • Family Credit
  • Disability Working Allowance
  • Housing Benefit or
  • Council Tax Benefit

You may be able to get financial assistance towards the costs of the funeral.

To obtain advice contact your local Benefits Office; they can arrange an interview for you, or they can send you the claim form "SF200" assistance with funeral payments.

More information is available from the Department for Work and Pensions Link to External Website

You can also get advice from your Welfare Rights Officer.

Useful Contacts


Contact information

Send us a message
0161 342 4461
Registrar's Office
Dukinfield Cemetery and Crematorium
Hall Green Road
SK16 4EP
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