Rachel Prance, of Chiltern and South Bucks district councils, writes to Bucks Free Press readers:

The new Bierton Crematorium on Cane Lane End, Bierton, HP22 5BH, opens for business on Tuesday, April 23.

Bookings can be made either via our website www.biertoncrematorium.co.uk/funeral-diary or by calling our office on 01296 350019.

Councillor Mike Smith, chairman of the Chilterns Crematorium Joint Committee (CCJC), which has built the new crematorium said: “It took us a long time to get here and there were some considerable hurdles to overcome, not least a High Court challenge, but we are ready to open now and to provide the same well-regarded service to residents as we currently do at our Chilterns Crematorium in Amersham.”

The CCJC is made up of three local authorities – Aylesbury Vale, Chiltern and Wycombe district councils. It runs the well-established Chilterns Crematorium in Amersham. Our other crematorium at Amersham has been under such pressure for many years so we are delighted we are able to now offer one in the Aylesbury area; especially with the population in Aylesbury growing so fast.”

The new crematorium has a modern, 120-seater, multi-faith chapel with services running from 10am to 4pm weekdays and 10am to 1pm on Saturdays.

It has generous on-site parking and is easily accessed from the A418. It also has extensive gardens with panoramic views over the Aylesbury Vale.

For full details of our opening times and facilities please visit our website - www.biertoncrematorium.co.uk