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Broughton Astley Parish Council

Serving the people of Broughton Astley

Clerk: Debbie Barber
Council Office, Station Road
Broughton Astley, Leicester
LE9 6PT

Tel: 01455 285655

Burials

BROUGHTON ASTLEY CEMETERY

Frolesworth Road, Broughton Astley.

Please contact Debbie Barber or Nicola Elson on 01455 285655 for further details.

Fees and Charges

For non-Parishioners all fees are tripled. (If you live in a retirement or care home but were previously resident in the parish immediately before you moved into the home you will be treated as a parishioner.)

Purchase, or Transfer, of Exclusive Rights to Burial in a Grave or Cremation Plot

From 1st April 2015

£150.00 Purchase of exclusive rights (single or double grave)

£90.00 Purchase of a cremation plot

£90.00 Purchase of a Childrens' Cemetery Plot

Please note that the purchase of exclusive rights does not confer title to the land occupied by the grave or cremation plot, but the right to be buried there. Exclusive rights last for 99 years from the date of purchase and maybe surrendered at any time on return of the deed to the Parish Council Office.

Please note that we can only accept payment by cash or cheques only. We are unable to accept debit or credit card payments.

Interment

From 1st April 2015

£20.00 Interment of a child under one month old

£70.00 Interment of a person more than one month old (including cremations)

For guidance, monuments must not exceed the following dimensions.

Burial plots - Monuments must be no more than 3 feet (0.9 metres) in height, including the base when fixed. The base must be no more than 3 feet (0.9 metres) by 2 feet (0.6 metres). To enable the ground to settle sufficiently headstones cannot be erected within 7 months of the burial, except in the case of infant burials for which headstones can be erected as soon as approval has been obtained from the Parish Council.

Cremation plots - Memorial tablets must be no more than 18 inches (46 cms) thick. The base must not exceed 2 feet (0.6 metres) by 2 feet (0.6 metres). Flower containers must be contained within these dimensions.

Other Services

£4.00 Search of burial registers - for a period covering not more than one year (per entry)

£5.00 Search of burial registers for the first year of a period covering more than one year(per entry) - subsequent years charged at £4 per year

£7.50 Certified copy of an entry in the burial register

Headstones and Memorials

From 1st April 2015

£70.00 Placement of a headstone on a grave

£70.00 Placement of a memorial vase on a grave

£70.00 Placement of a tablet or other approved monument on a grave

£55.00 Placement of a memorial tablet on a cremation plot

£20.00 Permission for placing an additional inscription on a memorial

Please note that headstones, vases, tablets and other monuments must be approved by the Parish Council prior to erection. Proposed inscriptions must also be approved. Send details of your proposed monument and/or inscription (including dimensions and drawings or photographs) to the Council Office, Station Road, Broughton Astley, Leicester, LE9 6PT.

Please note that we can only accept payment by cash or cheques only. We are unable to accept debit or credit card payments.

For guidance, monuments must not exceed the following dimensions.

Burial plots - Monuments must be no more than 3 feet (0.9 metres) in height, including the base when fixed. The base must be no more than 3 feet (0.9 metres) by 2 feet (0.6 metres). To enable the ground to settle sufficiently headstones cannot be erected within 7 months of the burial, except in the case of infant burials for which headstones can be erected as soon as approval has been obtained from the Parish Council.

Cremation plots - Memorial tablets must be no more than 18 inches (46 cms) thick. The base must not exceed 2 feet (0.6 metres) by 2 feet (0.6 metres). Flower containers must be contained within these dimensions.

Grounds Maintenance

The Parish Council is responsible for grounds maintenance at the Cemetery, but new graves will be allowed to settle for six months before being levelled and re-seeded with grass. Relatives of the deceased are responsible for the upkeep of headstones and memorials.

If you have any concerns about the upkeep of the Cemetery please contact Debbie Barber at the Parish Council Office (Telephone 01455 285655).

Cemetery Policy

The Parish Council reviews its policy with regard to the operation of the Cemetery on a regular basis. Click on the link below to view the current policy.

If you feel the policy should be amended in any way please contact Debbie Barber at the Parish Council Office.

The Council Office is next to the Village Hall. The Office is open between 9am and 1pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. The Office is closed to the public on Wednesdays and at weekends.

Address for correspondence:

Debbie Barber Parish Manager Broughton Astley Parish Council Council Office Station Road Broughton Astley Leicester LE9 6PT

Telephone : 01455 285655

Fax: 01455 283120

E-mail: debbie@broughton-astley.gov.uk