THE ABOVE CHARGES WILL BE DOUBLED FOR NON-PARISH RESIDENTS
All of the above fees apply when a grave space is ‘next in line'. If a grave space is specially selected, the fees will be doubled – quadrupled for non-Parish residents.
For safety reasons, any vases should be placed in the ground slab and must be made of metal, not glass.
No protective guard, kerb or edging to be placed around graves in the cremation area.
Materials of all memorials must be of natural stones, granite or marble. No wooden memorials, either of a permanent or a temporary nature will be accepted nor will photographs inscribed on headstones be permitted.
All memorials must be installed so as not to present a safety hazard for a period of at least 30 years. The base slab of lawn memorials must be made stable by an anchoring tube driven through the centre of the slab. The lawn memorial must be fixed to the base slab with a lock down system.
All memorials are the sole responsibility of the owner of the grave and should that person move from the address given in the Parish Council's Register of Purchased Graves, they must notify the Parish Council of their change of address. The Parish Council reserves the right to lay flat any memorial that becomes dislodged and dangerous and will endeavour to contact the owner, should this become necessary.
All permanent memorials must be approved by the Parish Council, paid for before installation and, in the case of full-size graves, must not be installed for a minimum of 6 months following the burial. This is in order to prevent movement of the memorial due to ground settlement.
Any garden planted in front of a grave must contain annual plants only and is the sole responsibility of the owner of the grave. Any such garden that becomes overgrown and neglected will be filled with top soil and grassed over at the discretion of the Parish Council. The Parish Council reserves the right to fill in with earth and make safe, any grave that collapses and becomes a hazard to visitors in the Cemetery.
No funerals or burials of cremated remains to take place on Saturdays or Sundays without prior agreement of the Parish Council.
For further information please contact Mrs Janice Eden-Bagley, Clerk to the Parish