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Council to heat swimming pool with crematorium gases

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Heat from a crematorium will be used to warm a leisure centre and swimming pool in Worcestershire in a controversial green scheme expected to be approved tonight.

Investigations are taking place to see whether it would be possible to recycle excess heat generated in the cremation process to power the central heating system in the main building at one of the largest crematoria in South Wales. The plan comes just days after an English council aroused controversy by announcing plans to channel heat from a crematorium to warm a nearby swimming pool. Cardiff council, which is behind the new plans, claims the heat that would be used to warm Thornhill Crematorium, on the northern edge of the city, would come from a filtration process, rather than the cremation of dead bodies.

Jayne Cowan, whose Rhiwbina ward includes the crematorium site, said she had been contacted by a widow who had been distressed to receive a questionnaire seeking her views on the changes shortly after her husband had been cremated at the site. John Pidgeon, from Pidgeon and Sons in the Canton area of the capital, said: There is an awful lot of heat that is wasted that literally goes up into the sky and this would be a natural product to heat the environment.

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Long Reads Coffee, algae and exploding lakes: Body heat, heat from crematoriums and exploding lakes: Redditch Crematorium can reach temperatures as high as C, all of which was being lost to the atmosphere. But the project went ahead, making Worcester Council the first local authority in the country to use heat from a crematorium as a form of green energy in a scheme that subsequently won a Green Apple award for environmental innovation.

In London, there are homes that make use of the heat generated by trains running on the London Underground network.

Dating; Exchange and Mart; Worcester 11°c. November 9 at Redditch Crematorium. Harley said: “Around people was at the funeral. “The Crematorium usually only holds up to people in the main room. There was a lot of people stood up in there and some were watching the service from outside.

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Critics had attacked the plan to use waste heat from Redditch Crematorium to help warm the water at the pool in the town’s Abbey Stadium leisure centre.

Bodies will be stockpiled for cremation under new rules to cut costs and carbon emissions. Rather than being cremated straight after a funeral, corpses will be stored for days in coffins or body bags in local authority buildings so they can be incinerated in one go. Council bosses claim the decision to use cremators during one period rather than after every service will cut down on energy bills and reduce their carbon footprint. Redditch crematorium are already experimenting with the scheme of storing bodies before deciding whether to make it permanent Although each body will still be cremated separately, they said it must be possible to find other more sensitive ways to cut costs and save energy.

The policy will leave families having to return up to a week later to the crematorium to collect the ashes, causing unnecessary additional stress. Crematoriums in Warwickshire are already operating the system and Redditch Council in Worcestershire is piloting the scheme before deciding whether to make it permanent. Conservative MP Philip Davies said:

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When the plans were first announced last month they were attacked by a local funeral directors as ‘strange and eerie’ and ‘a bit sick’. Redditch Council has given the go ahead for plans to heat a public swimming pool in by plugging it into a crematorium But work on the link between the Worcestershire town’s crematorium and the nearby Abbey Leisure Centre, which is being redeveloped, will now begin in the summer.

It will use the heat from the incinerators, which can reach C 1, F , rather than letting it escape into the atmosphere. After the full council’s decision last night, leader Carole Gandy, acknowledged that the cremation process was a sensitive matter but stressed that the proposals had widespread support. Council leader Carole Gandy:

A spokesman for the Conservative-run authority said: “Redditch Borough Council, with a commitment to reducing carbon dioxide emissions, is considering proposals to re-use energy at its crematorium.

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Jan 25,  · If approved, Redditch Borough Council will be the first authority in the country to use a crematorium to heat a swimming pool.

Click to playTap to play The video will start in 8Cancel Play now Get Daily updates directly to your inbox Subscribe Thank you for subscribingWe have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email Good Samaritans in the community have rallied round to organise a dignified funeral for homeless year-old Danny Hutton – saving him from a pauper’s grave. Danny had been homeless and living on the streets locally, and had often been helped by volunteers from Burton YMCA and Burton Hope groups.

He had been offered accommodation by a Good Samaritan living in Branston , providing a warm place to stay during the recent harshest conditions of the winter, when the Beast from the East and Storm Emma hit the Burton area. Good Samaritans are trying to raise money for Daniel Hutton’s funeral Danny, originally from Newhall near Swadlincote , was found dead at the Branston property on Tuesday, February The cause of his death has not yet been determined and an inquest will be held. His sudden death shocked friends and family and members of Burton Hope group.

Read More Appeal to pay for homeless man’s funeral after his sudden death aged just 26 Following his death, the group set out to raise the money so that Daniel could have a funeral for people to pay their respects. Burton Hope chairman, John Anderson, said: He might have been homeless but it’s the least he deserves.

The funeral will be held at Bretby Crematorium “He was a wonderful lad and was very popular with our volunteers – many of which have been upset since finding out he had died. Read More Couple left homeless after car smashes into house and breaks gas main A pauper’s funeral usually involves a short service in accordance with their religion with the body buried in a shared, unmarked grave.

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