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Rules and Regulations in respect of the Borough Cemeteries

Regulations concerning Cremated Remains Gardens

  1. The area allocated to a grave within the Garden is approximately 60cm (2ft) x 120cm (4ft) including a 30cm (12ins) memorial beam.
  2. The allocation of a newly purchased grave space will normally be the next available grave on the section and row being buried in at that time.
  3. A grave in a Cremated Remains Garden may not contain more than two burials of cremated remains.
  4. It is the responsibility of the funeral director or funeral organiser to bring the cremated remains to the cemetery.
  5. Cremated remains must be buried in a suitable container.
  6. As soon as possible following the funeral, the Council will replace the turf over the whole of the grave space.
  7. A small area at the head of the lawn area, approximately 23cm (9in) x 60cm (2ft), can be prepared by the Council for suitable planting or personalisation. Visit our Personalising a Grave Space webpage for more details.

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