Independent Funeral Directors in Bletchley
About Dillamore Funeral Service
Dillamore is an independent local funeral directors, with almost 100 years experience in arranging funerals in and around Leighton Buzzard. We are a family business that remains in the Dillamore family – our team is made up of both family members and local town people, and providing compassionate care is at the heart of everything we do.
Our premises is located on Old Road in Linslade, in close proximity to the town centre, and we have a soothing Chapel of Rest for anyone wishing to visit their loved one while they are with us. Our team is available 24/7 in the hours and days following a person’s death and we will provide you with as much support as you need during this difficult time.
Bletchley is a market town located on the outskirts of Milton Keynes, with a rich and diverse culture. The town and surrounding region can cater for funerals of all different faiths and beliefs and has several cemeteries, Whalley Drive Cemetery and Selbourne Avenue Cemetery. Crownhill Crematorium is a short drive away in Milton Keynes for anyone seeking cremation, and there are natural burial grounds in Cosgrove and Olney for anyone wanting to arrange a green funeral.
Arranging a funeral with Dillamore
Our aim is to make the weeks following a death as comfortable as possible. Planning a funeral with us is a straightforward and flexible process, and our team will work closely with you as arrangements are made. To find out more you can call us on 01525 372210, use our contact form, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, you can schedule an appointment using the booking system located on our website. Should your loved one die overnight, we also have an emergency team on standby 24/7 who can be reached on the telephone number above.
What does a funeral cost in Bletchley?
Arranging a funeral is a significant investment for most people, and the average cost of a funeral in Bletchley is £3500-£4500. Our team understands that families will come to us with different budgets, and it’s important to us that we help you arrange a funeral you can afford. We will work closely with you as arrangements are made to ensure you feel comfortable with the costs.
When setting a budget for a funeral, find out whether the deceased made any financial provisions to pay for their funeral. This could be money set aside in a savings account or in a prepaid funeral plan. Consider what you can afford and communicate this with your funeral director. Funeral directors in the UK are legally bound to display a standardised price list in their window and on their website and should act with transparency with regards to funeral costs and fees.
Planning ahead for your funeral
You may not have thought much about your own funeral, but planning ahead can give you and your family the peace of mind that everything is taken care of. Prepaid funeral plans allow you to plan ahead for your funeral whilst paying for the majority of it at today’s prices.
At Dillamore we provide the Independent Way plan from Golden Charter. This is a flexible plan, designed by you, to suit your individual needs and wishes. This ensures the funeral you arrange, the price you pay and how you choose to pay is tailor-made for you. For more information, visit the prepaid funeral guide page of our website or speak to our team for a no-obligation consultation.
Green funerals in Bletchley
The UK has seen a rise in the popularity of green funerals in recent years. A green or eco funeral is a more environmentally friendly way to arrange a funeral and will typically take place at a natural burial ground. Alternatively, some people choose a more traditional funeral but incorporate a biodegradable coffin or plant a tree instead of a headstone.
We work with many venues and suppliers who provide more sustainable options and will support anyone wanting a more eco-conscious funeral. Bletchley is fortunate to have several natural burial grounds in close proximity, Cosgrove Green Burial Meadow and Olney Green Burial Ground.
Bletchley funeral aftercare services
The are several ways we can support you after a funeral has taken place, and our team are on hand for as long as you need. Coming to terms with a loss is a difficult experience for many, and you may find you or your family need some additional guidance. We work with a local bereavement counsellor who can provide emotional support for anyone coping with grief.
If you would like to arrange a memorial for your loved one, we work with a number of suppliers who can provide everything from traditional headstones and plaques to unique and unusual keepsakes. We are also able to manage funeral donations on your behalf, overseeing their collection and ensuring they are received by your chosen charity.