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Rules and Regulations

Regulations are a necessary requirement for the effective management of the cemeteries and crematorium. They help us to deliver high standards of service consistently and to provide a peaceful environment where the bereaved can pay their respects and remember their loved ones


Rules and Regulations highlights

  • Visitors are expected to behave in a respectful manner.
  • The council reserves the right of passage over any grave for any purpose connected with the maintenance and management of the cemeteries.
  • Only assistance dogs are allowed in the cemeteries or crematorium.
  • The council accepts no responsibility for any theft from, or damage to, vehicles parked in the cemeteries or crematorium car park. Vehicles must keep to the roads and obey the 5mph speed limit.
  • No permanent wooden, metal, plastic or glass memorials will be allowed on any grave. All personal items placed at the headstone are left at the owners risk.
  • Vases and flower containers must be placed at the side of any memorial, or at the head end of the grave if no memorial is erected.
  • Shrubs, plants or flowers must not be plated over any grave.
  • Floral tributes and other items must not be placed on the grass or attached to trees.
  • Temporary memorials provided by the council will be removed after 12 months or when a memorial is erected (whichever is the sooner).
  • Visitors and staff members have the right to be in a safe environment without fear of intimidation, abuse or assault. The council will prosecute people who fail to respect this right and may collect and retain data about them to prevent any future violence or abuse towards council employees.
  • If you have any queries or concerns about the Rules & Regulations please contact Bereavement Services.

Full Rules and Regulations document