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Rules and Regulations in respect of the Borough Cemeteries


The Council's authority to impose, implement and enforce these Rules and Regulations is derived from Article 3 (1) of the Local Authorities' Cemeteries Order 1977, which empowers it to do all such things considered necessary or desirable for the proper management, regulation and control of a cemetery. In preparing these Regulations, the Council has had regard to its duties and obligations under, inter alia, the Local Government Act 1972, the Occupiers' Liability Act 1957 and the Health and Safety at Work, for example, Act 1974.

Bereavement Services manage the burial service in the five Stockton Borough Cemeteries, as well as offering advice and guidance on a range of issues relating to graves, funerals, memorial maintenance and many other aspects of cemetery operations.

We work closely with other burial authorities in the North East, together with many national organisations, including The Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management (ICCM), the British Register of Accredited Memorial Masons (BRAMM) and the National Association of Memorial Masons (NAMM). Consequently, we are able to draw upon a wide range of experience and information to assist in the running of the service and also to answer any queries you might have.

We hope that you find these pages informative, but if you cannot find the information you are looking for, or would like further explanation, please contact our Bereavement Services Team.

To enable Bereavement Services to keep our Grave Registers up to date, please contact us if you are a Grantee, and have changed your address.

Contact information

Bereavement Services (all enquiries)

Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council Bereavement Services
Nightingale House Balaclava Street
TS18 2AL

Telephone: 01642 527341/42 (direct lines)

Main Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council line: 01642 393939


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