County offers civic funeral services

Julie Gill, Sandra Jaquet and Kate Whelan
Julie Gill, Sandra Jaquet and Kate Whelan

EAST Sussex County Council has trained staff to act as ‘funeral celebrants’. Julie Gill, Sandra Jaquet and Kate Whelan have been fully trained to offer a civil funeral service.

An ESCC spokesperson said, “Religious funerals may not be suitable for everyone and a civil funeral or remembrance ceremony offers a unique and sensitive alternative to a traditional funeral. Contact the Town Hall in Grove Road on 415053 or email eastbourne.registrar@eastsussex.gov.uk”