Independent Family Run Funeral Directors of Hertfordshire
Hertford, Hertfordshire SG14 1AB
110 Fore Street,
Opening Hours
Mon - Fri 9.00 am-5.30 pm

Pre-paid Funeral Plan

For Your Comfort and Convenience

What’s included in a prepayment funeral plan?

Consideration for others and peace of mind are the most common reason for buying a pre-paid funeral plan.
Many people wish to ensure that payment for funeral arrangements is taken care of so loved ones will be spared the financial burden during their bereavement.
We have a choice of three plans, which give you a simple and stress-free way to take care of the arrangements in advance, allowing you to set out your wishes, while also taking care of the costs.
While the below options represent the most popular packages for families, we are also able to work with you to create a bespoke service that fulfills your family’s personal wishes.

 

Funeral Plan Elements Simple Plus/Simple Plan Traditional Plan Select Plan
Local collection of the deceased from the place of death and their conveyance to the funeral director’s premises during normal working hours  Check mark, Wingdings font, character code 252 decimal.  Check mark, Wingdings font, character code 252 decimal.  Check mark, Wingdings font, character code 252 decimal.
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Coffin type Basic coffin Genuine wood veneered coffin Superior genuine wood veneered coffin
Provision of funeral transport (a limousine typically seats 6) Hearse directly to the funeral location Hearse and one mourner’s limousine Hearse and two mourners limousine
Provision of funeral staff Bearers as required Conductor and Bearers as required Conductor and Bearers as required
The cortege leaving from a local address, traveling to the funeral service, and returning afterward  Check mark, Wingdings font, character code 252 decimal.  Check mark, Wingdings font, character code 252 decimal.
Professional advice on certification, registration, and all the required legal documentation  Check mark, Wingdings font, character code 252 decimal.  Check mark, Wingdings font, character code 252 decimal.  Check mark, Wingdings font, character code 252 decimal.
Contribution of £1,200.00 to third-party costs such as clergy or celebrant, doctors’ fees, and the crematorium and/or cemetery. Accurate pricing will be advised by your funeral director of choice  Check mark, Wingdings font, character code 252 decimal.  Check mark, Wingdings font, character code 252 decimal.  Check mark, Wingdings font, character code 252 decimal.
Provision of Chapel of Rest facilities for viewing of the deceased prior to the funeral and/or service rooms where available  Check mark, Wingdings font, character code 252 decimal.  Check mark, Wingdings font, character code 252 decimal.  Check mark, Wingdings font, character code 252 decimal.
The Funeral Director’s fees in arranging and conducting the funeral  Check mark, Wingdings font, character code 252 decimal.  Check mark, Wingdings font, character code 252 decimal.  Check mark, Wingdings font, character code 252 decimal.
Advice on floral tributes, estate administration, bereavement counseling, and charitable donations  Check mark, Wingdings font, character code 252 decimal.  Check mark, Wingdings font, character code 252 decimal.  Check mark, Wingdings font, character code 252 decimal.
Provision of attendance cards or book for those who attend the funeral to sign  Check mark, Wingdings font, character code 252 decimal.
Collection of floral tribute cards of if preferred, a listing of those who have sent flowers  Check mark, Wingdings font, character code 252 decimal.
Advice and help for the purpose of producing Order of Service and/or Hymn sheets (printing not included)  Check mark, Wingdings font, character code 252 decimal.  Check mark, Wingdings font, character code 252 decimal.  Check mark, Wingdings font, character code 252 decimal.
Advice and help for placing an obituary notice in the local press (cost of notice not included)  Check mark, Wingdings font, character code 252 decimal.  Check mark, Wingdings font, character code 252 decimal.  Check mark, Wingdings font, character code 252 decimal.
Memorial advice  Check mark, Wingdings font, character code 252 decimal.  Check mark, Wingdings font, character code 252 decimal.  Check mark, Wingdings font, character code 252 decimal.
Fully Inclusive Plan Price* £3,495 £3,995 £4,495

* Includes admin fee of £195.00

Prepaid Direct Cremation Plan – Price £1,995*

Apart from the above 3 pre-paid plans, we also provide Direct Cremation. It removes the formality of a traditional funeral service. The funeral director, allocated by Open Prepaid Funerals arranges collection from the place of death and provides care until the day of the cremation. The prepaid direct cremation plan includes the provision of a basic coffin, sufficient staff to convey the deceased to the crematorium, and the contribution to 3rd party fees.

The date and time of the funeral are arranged by the funeral director with no mourners in attendance and no ceremony. The cremated remains are then either scattered at the crematorium or can be made available to the family for collection. Most families who choose this option will arrange for an alternative Memorial Service after the cremation.

The prepaid direct cremation plan is the most cost-effective way of prepaying for a funeral in advance – and yet the price is often not the deciding factor. In many cases, this approach to the funeral simply sits comfortably with the plan holder’s lifestyle, providing a less emotional way of dealing with end-of-life planning.

Direct cremation is a discreet and dignified service provided by a professional funeral director in accordance with the appropriate legal requirements.

*includes admin fee of £195.00

What Our Families Say

West and Sons recently took care of my Auntie Sue’s funeral. It was perfect for Sue. A personal and lovely service. From day one I knew Sue would be looked after in their care.

K . GaywoodFacebook Review

Thank you for your correspondence and mail from the RSPCA about the donations made.
We would like to thank you for the professional, sympathetic and courteous way the arrangements for my mother-in-law's funeral were carried out. We were especially pleased with the recommendation of the Celebrant, Lee, who was the perfect match for the kind of service he wanted.
The feedback from the attendees was that it was the perfect laid-back, colorful celebratory goodbye jean had requested.
We would have no hesitation in recommending your company in the future and would be happy for our positive comments to be communicated.

Janet & Simon

I've found West & Sons to be excellent and caring, after many years of working with Funeral directors locally, I've found they go the extra mile and really care about the people and families whose service they provide. When the time comes, I'm giving them my business.

LanceBroadoak Manor Care Home

So many thanks for a job so well done on the 25th March. I and the boys could not fault anything. The service was so simple but it was beautiful. I couldn't have wished for it to be better. Many thanks again and may go bless you all.

GillClient from Hertford

 I can’t thank David and his team enough.  I tell everyone to use West & Sons

Jenni

I don’t know what we would have done without you.  Even though we had to self-isolate you still made it possible for us to give Roger a great send-off.

Christine

Funeral services

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Death at home

If your loved one passes away at home, and it was expected, you need to call your GP who will come out to certify the death.
If the death occurs outside of the normal surgery hours, then contact the emergency number and an out-of-hours doctor will be notified.
If the death is unexpected then you must contact the police as well as your GP.
There could be a delay in receiving the medical certificate as a coroner may need to be consulted.

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Death in a nursing home

If your loved one passes away in a nursing or care home, the staff will notify you. In most cases, they will also notify the GP who will need to complete a death certificate.
Get in touch with us so we can make the necessary arrangements to collect your loved ones and take them to our funeral home.

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Featured Services

Arranging a Funeral

Arranging a Funeral

Directly order flowers, view and sign the condolences book, share memories and more.

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Donations

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Donation box

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Obituary notices

Obituary notices

Take a few moments to express your wishes now and help to ease the burden on your loved ones.

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