Burials & Grave Types
A variety of grave types are available and we encourage you to visit the cemeteries to help you make an informed decision. If you would like to meet a member of staff to discuss the different types of graves available, please contact us on 01902 696000. Our grave plots are available to purchase in advance or alternatively you can purchase a plot at the time of need.
Burials can take place between 9.00 am and 3.00 pm from 1 February to 31 October and between 9.00 am and 2.30 pm from 1 November to 31 January, Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays).
Grave plots are located within an area which is maintained as lawn. These graves can accommodate a maximum of three coffins and up to eight sets of cremated remains. Headstones are fixed to a concrete plinth which has a gravel channel in front for you to place flowers and memorabilia.
Cremated Remains Graves
We offer three options for the interment of cremated remains:
(a) Lawn Headstone Section – An area maintained as lawn where you can have an upright headstone fixed to a concrete plinth which has a gravel channel in front for you to place flowers and memorabilia.
(b) Flat Plaque Section – A designated section where you can have a flat plaque memorial which is flush with the ground.
Options (a) and (b) can accommodate up to four sets of cremated remains, depending on the size of the containers.
(c) Interment in an Existing Lawn Grave - A maximum of eight cremated remains containers, depending on their size and the remaining burial space available in the grave, may be interred in an existing lawn (coffin) grave.
We have meadow areas at both cemeteries for those that would prefer a natural burial in an area that helps to create a diverse habitat for wildlife and is attractive to insects, songbirds and small mammals. No memorials, tributes or markers are allowed in this area. The location of the grave will be recorded electronically.
Babies & Children's Graves
There are baby and child burial plots at both cemeteries. Children up to the age of 17 years may be buried in these areas.
Scattering of Cremated Remains (Woodland Areas)
Cremated remains are scattered beneath the turf. In order to preserve the aesthetic appearance of the woodland as a natural area, no memorabilia or headstones are permitted.
All initial bookings for burials must first be made to Bereavement Services either by telephone or in person and confirmed in writing as soon as possible using the Council's Notice of Interment form. The Notice of Interment must be delivered to the Council Offices at least two clear working days before the day of the interment.