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Rules and Regulations in respect of the Borough Cemeteries

Coffins and Containers

  1. Bodies must be placed in a suitable container (such as a wooden, cardboard or wicker coffin, casket or shroud) and conveyed to the cemetery in a hearse or other appropriate vehicle.
  2. The funeral director or funeral organiser responsible for the burial shall provide sufficient bearers to lower the coffin into the grave safely, and will produce to the Council a copy of their risk assessment in relation to this procedure, when required to do so.
  3. For the burial of cremated remains in any grave, those cremated remains must be contained in a sealed casket.

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