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At our cemetery sites, we currently offer a variety of graves to suit the needs of the public.  Please see our link on the left hand side for information regarding Memorials and the sizes and types that are permitted within the cemeteries. 

 

Shrubs, plants, trees and flowers are not permitted to be planted over any grave within the cemetery.  This is to ensure a uniform, lawned appearance to the Cemetery and to aid our Grounds Maintenance teams.

 

Please note that the number of possible interments for each grave will be also determined by it’s location within the cemetery.  Soil conditions within the site will dictate the full depth of the grave and this may range from one to three interments.

 

Lawn Graves

 

This grave type is laid to lawn and adjoins a pre-cast concrete raft.  A memorial stone may be attached to the raft and there is a border on the raft in which additional floral tributes may be placed.

 

Unpurchased Graves

 

These are provided for people wishing to be buried but who cannot or do not want to buy the Exclusive Right of Burial for a grave plot.  The family of the deceased will then have a period of five years during which they may purchase the Exclusive Right of Burial.  After this period, we may bury another unrelated person in the same grave.  No memorials are to be erected on an unpurchased grave unless the Exclusive Rights of Burial and a Deed of Grant for the Right to Erect a Memorial have been purchased.

 

Natural Graves

 

These graves provide a living memorial in an attractive, ecologically managed wildlife area.  We ask that coffins / caskets used in this area are made of readily bio-degradable materials or that the body be wrapped in a simple shroud.  We prohibit the use of any chemicals in preparing the body for interment in the natural burial area and no memorials, tributes or markers are allowed in the area.  The grave position will be located electronically. 

 

For further information on any type of burial or to arrange a visit to the site to see the areas first hand, please contact Bereavement Services.

 

Contact:

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