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Rules and Regulations in respect of the Borough Cemeteries

Dedicated Benches

  1. Dedicated benches may only be placed in the Borough Cemeteries with the prior approval of the Council. Anyone wishing to place such a bench must first submit an appropriate request form to the Council's Care For Your Area Service, and pay the requisite fee. Request forms are available on the Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council website.
  2. The granting of such a request is entirely at the discretion of the Council.
  3. The Council will determine the style of bench to be provided, and the location in which the bench is to be placed.
  4. Dedicated benches will remain the sole property of the Council, and are placed for the use of all cemetery visitors.
  5. Personalisation of benches is not permitted. Floral tributes and or personal items may not be placed upon a bench, or in its vicinity. If such items are found, they will become subject to the procedure set out at Regulation 28 (43-46) herein.
  6. The Council will undertake responsibility for maintenance of benches, to include keeping the bench clean and fit for purpose, the removal of graffiti and repair of minor faults.
  7. Benches have an expected life period of approximately 20 years, and will be removed once their condition has deteriorated beyond practical or economic repair.
  8. Where there is no space for a new bench, it may be permissible to place a dedication plaque on an existing bench or shared communal dedication bench, provided such bench is in good condition. A fee, to be determined, will be payable in such instances.
  9. Further details (including available bench types and fees) are set out in the "Request for a Dedicated Bench" application form.

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