Blacon Crematorium Photo Display Questions
Cheshire West and Chester Council launched discussion over funeral photo display technology at Blacon Crematorium.
19:35 01 September 2019
Cheshire West and Chester Council have launched a public consultation to seek views on the use of funeral photo display technology during chapel ceremonies at Blacon Crematorium.
Currently, the council provides a service that includes a presentation using pictures saved on a CD and passed by families to a funeral director. However, the method has led to some issues in the past, including formatting problems and lost or unlabeled discs. To overcome the issues, the council is considering allowing families to upload their photographs in a format that can be played at the chapel prior to the service taking place in an easy and accessible way.
The council’s deputy leader and cabinet member for environment, highways and strategy transport, Councillor Karen Shore, said: “The new on-line system would help bereaved families at a very difficult time. As well as removing all the potential issues that could result from using CDs, they will also have more time to prepare a presentation to celebrate their loved one’s life.
“We’re aware that this is a very sensitive and emotive subject and during this consultation we will liaise with funeral directors to get their thoughts. The consultation questions will also be available at the Book of Remembrance room at Blacon cemetery and on the council website.”