Westbury funeral home update

Our Westbury funeral home, which has supported the local community for the last five years, will close on 17 May.

After careful consideration, Southern Co-op has taken the difficult decision to close the Co-operative Funeralcare branch, in Warminster Road.

We will still continue to operate funerals in the area via our branch just over five miles away in Warminster.

Any enquiries about new or existing pre-paid funeral plans can also be made through our Westbury branch.

Matt Turner, the Regional Operational Manager, said: “As a locally-owned, independent co-operative, we opened the Westbury funeral home five years ago to help support the local community.

“In that time, our local colleagues have volunteered their time at countless community events and made donations to support local causes.

“Unfortunately, we have had to take the decision to close. This is a commercial decision based on a number of external factors and does not reflect negatively on the hard work and commitment of our colleagues in our funeral home – who will continue to work at our nearby branches.”