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Death and bereavement


This section of the website provides information on death and bereavement. Please use the links on the left hand side to view further information.


Opening times

The opening hours for cemeteries and the crematorium grounds are as follows:

• January, November and December 8am to 4pm
• February and October 8am to 5pm
• March, April and September 8am to 6pm
• May, June, July and August 8am to 7pm

On weekends and public holidays we are open at 9.00am

See Cemetery Location pages for further information


Rules and regulations

View the current Rules and Regulations (PDF 250KB) applying to Walsall cemeteries and crematorium.

Copies are also available from the Bereavement and Registration Services Office, as per the address below


Action taken to ensure cemeteries are kept neat and tidy

Regulations at all council cemeteries and the crematorium in the Walsall borough are continually being enforced to ensure that the grounds are neat and tidy for visitors.

Letters are sent out to the owners of exclusive rights of burial in graves where regulations have been breached advising them to ensure that all memorials meet an acceptable standard.

Signs showing excerpts of the rules and regulations have been placed in each of the cemeteries.

If you have any concerns please contact us at the address below.


Burial and cremation times

The council can accept bookings for burial with a minimum of three hours notice. All relevant paperwork must be completed and fees paid before the burial can take place.

See Out of hours Burials for more details.

The council can accept bookings for cremations with three working days notice. All relevant paperwork must be completed and delivered to Willenhall Lawn Cemetery office before 3pm two working days prior to the funeral service. It should be noted that external companies, such as Funeral Directors, may require longer to provide associated services.

See Streetly Crematorium for more details.


Application to erect a memorial

A permit to erect a headstone is required before a Memorial Mason is allowed to install a memorial in Walsall cemeteries. Applications can be forwarded by email from accredited Memorial Masons to Willenhall Lawn Cemetery, Bentley Lane, Willenhall, WV12 4AE for approval.

Memorial Application Form (PDF 23KB)


Grave frames

Bereavement Services can provide grave frames on request. To have a frame installed you will need to complete a memorial application form and submit it along with the fee, on the expenses page. The frame will be installed, level with the ground, within the grave space. Specification is included in the Rules and Regulations for Walsall Cemeteries (PDF 250KB).


Online ordering of an entry in the Book of Remembrance


An entry in the Book of Remembrance is a simple and lasting memorial. The books contain entries which are displayed at the appropriate time of year in custom built cabinets in the Book of Remembrance room.  If you wish to apply for an entry in the Book, please use the following link:

Application for an entry in the Book of Remembrance.


Online Books of Remembrance

The books of remembrance for Streetly Crematorium and Ryecroft Crematorium are both available to view online.  Both are hosted on the same webpage, but if you choose in the top-left dropdown box which book you wish to view


Walsall Books of Remembrance


Cremation Memorials.

A number of after-cremation memorials are available at our cemeteries and crematorium.  See the Cremation Memorials page for further details.


Contact Us

Bereavement and Registration Services
Willenhall Lawn Cemetery
Bentley Lane
WV12 4AE

Telephone 0300 555 2848
Email bereavementservices@walsall.gov.uk