Following an interment, the Council’s grounds maintenance team may remove any floral tributes deemed to be past their best whilst carrying out maintenance of the Cemetery Grounds.
Application to Erect a Memorial
You are required to contact a BRAMM registered Memorial Mason, who will make the application to the Council on your behalf. The Memorial Mason will advise on the Council’s stipulations in relation to the size of the memorial etc.
Memorial Maintenance - General
The upkeep and maintenance of the memorial is the responsibility of the deed holder. Should the memorial become unstable, the deed holder will be notified accordingly to arrange for remedial works to be carried out.
The Council advises that the memorial be insured against damage.
In the six months following an interment and after settlement has occurred, the Council will remove all perishable items, then level and turf the grave; any ornaments will be removed and put into safe storage for a period of 6 months. During this time the Deed holder can contact the Council to arrange to collect the items that have been placed in storage. On completion of turfing over the grave any serviceable floral tributes will be replaced on the grave around the headstone.
The Council maintains the turfed area between the memorial rows using large mowers, therefore to facilitate this no kerbing or railings or other ornaments are permitted within the lawned area. Floral arrangements are permitted near the headstone but no permanent plants, shrubs or trees. Any flowers that are deemed to be past their best may be removed during the maintenance operations. For safety reasons, there should be no glass on the burial plot.
Where a burial / memorial deed has expired, applications should be made to the Council for an extension of that deed. Please check the current fees and charges for the cost of an extended deed.