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Rules and Regulations in respect of the Borough Cemeteries

Regulations Concerning Burials

  1. All 'Notices of Burial' must be in writing, on the current standard forms supplied by Stockton-on-Tees Bereavement Services, and must be hand-delivered during office working hours. All documents must bear original signatures - photocopies will not be accepted.
  2. 'Notices of Burial' shall be delivered to Bereavement Services at least two clear working days before the proposed date of burial (excluding Sundays, Public or Bank Holidays). This period will be reduced to 24 hours in cases of infectious diseases, or when other urgent circumstances arise. Failure to give adequate notice may result in the funeral being delayed.
  3. Funeral directors, or designated funeral organisers, must give notice to the Cemeteries and Crematorium Unit Manager when they consider that the mourners attending a funeral are likely to exceed fifty in number.
  4. To avoid inconvenience and delay at the graveside, the neat lid size (i.e. the outside dimensions of the coffin or casket) must be supplied to Bereavement Services at the same time as the booking of a funeral.

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