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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.

 

Please see our document below which details the sizes and types of memorials permitted on each grave section. 

 

Forms / Documents:

 

PDF Document:  Permitted Memorial Dimensions (85KB)

 

Link:

 

Closed Churchyards (including information on Memorial Safety)

 

External Link:  British Register of Accredited Memorial Masons (BRAMM)

External Link:  National Association of Memorial Masons (NAMM)

 

Contact:

 
Bereavement Services
Telephone: (01902) 696111
Fax: (01902) 846553
Email: bereavementservices@sstaffs.gov.uk
 
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