The existing cremators at the Chanterlands Avenue North site are over 25 years old and are not big enough to handle coffins over 30 inches wide. According to a council report, this has forced some families to have their loved ones cremated outside of Hull.

The most recent health figures show two-thirds of adults in Hull are obese while 36 per cent of children are too heavy by the time they start secondary school.

The report by assistant customer services manager Lisa Buttery says the inclusion of one extra large cremator as part of the upgrade would avoid having to turn away families in the future.

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