We call on Chelmsford City Council to abandon the proposed increase in bereavement charges and to remove this from the budget.
Why is this important?
The Chelmsford City Council are proposing to increase bereavement charges by around 12%.
We are in the midst of a global pandemic which has seen many families lose loved ones and many lose their livelihoods, whether it's jobs or businesses. The financial hardship many people are facing right now is severe.
This petition calls for local councillors to get behind the residents they represent and speak against the proposal to increase this charge.
This cost will be passed on from funeral directors to grieving families.
When a family member dies, we have no choice but to pay this charge.