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Rules and Regulations in respect of the Borough Cemeteries

Management of Cemeteries

The Borough Cemeteries are managed under the terms of the Local Authorities' Cemeteries Order 1977, which forms part of these Regulations. Attention is drawn, in particular, to the following Articles of the 1977 Order.

Offences in Cemeteries

Article 18(1)

No person shall:

  • wilfully create any disturbance in the cemetery. Contravention of this Article will result in the penalty set out at Article 19
  • commit any nuisance - contravention of this Article will result in the penalty set out at Article 19
  • interfere with any burial taking place in a cemetery
  • interfere with any grave or vault, any tombstone or other memorial, or any flowers or plants on any such matter
  • play any game or sport within a cemetery

Article 18(2)

No unauthorised person shall enter or remain in a cemetery at any time when it is closed to the public.


Article 19

Any person who contravenes:

  • any Prohibition under Article 5(6) (Cremated Remains)
  • Article 10(6)
  • Article 18(1) and Article 18(2) or
  • Part 1 of Schedule 2 (Exercise of Burial Rights)

will be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding £100 and in the case of a continuing offence, to a fine not exceeding £10 for each day during which the offence continues after conviction.

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