The registered owner of
the Exclusive Right of Burial is responsible for the maintenance
and upkeep of any memorial on a grave.
Included within our fees
and charges is the provision of a temporary memorial. This
memorial will be removed 12 months after the date of burial or when
a permanent memorial is installed (whichever is the soonest).
Memorial safety is an
essential part of our commitment to provide an excellent and well
maintained cemetery. Only memorial masons, who are registered
with the British Register of Accredited Memorial Masons (BRAMM) and
/ or the National Association of Memorial Masons (NAMM) will be
permitted to carry out work in the Cemetery.
All work on site must
adhere to the current standards and regulations set by the National
Association of Memorial Masons (NAMM). Furthermore, all
operatives on site must be on NAMM’s Register of Qualified Memorial
Fixers. For further information regarding these schemes,
please follow the links below.
Any person erecting, or
carrying out work to an existing memorial, must apply for
permission from us prior to starting any works on site. We
will be monitoring all work to memorials closely in order to ensure
that all necessary Health and Safety requirements are met.
We do reserve the right
to decline any memorial and / or inscription that we deem
inappropriate for the Cemetery.
Instances of vandalism or
theft in cemeteries are thankfully extremely rare. We
recommend however, that owners of memorials consider appropriate
insurance cover as the Council’s own insurance does not cover these
risks. Your memorial mason should be able to offer you
further advice on this.
our document below which details the sizes and types of
memorials permitted on each grave section.
Closed Churchyards (including
information on Memorial Safety)
British Register of Accredited
Memorial Masons (BRAMM)
National Association of Memorial Masons
Telephone: (01902) 696111
Fax: (01902) 846553