Love Lane Cemetry

 

 

CEMETERY CHARGES
 

1.The sums set out below apply where the person to be interred or, in respect of whom the right is granted, is, or immediately before his/her death was, an inhabitant or a parishioner of the WEM URBAN PARISH, or whose parents, at the time of the deceased person’s birth were resident in WEM URBAN PARISH at some time during his/her life for a period or periods totalling ten years.

2.The Funeral Director will always be responsible for arranging the digging of graves and for the payment of the officiating Clergy. No charge for either of these items will appear on Council invoices.

3.The Council has declared its intention to maintain the Burial Ground as a LAWN CEMETERY to facilitate maintenance and to keep down costs. For this reason the erection of headstones will be allowed and small movable ornamental vases will also be permitted, but rails, slabs and other adornments will not be allowed. Similarly, after the subsidence period has elapsed no mounding of soil on the graves will be permitted.

4.Persons wishing to erect headstones on graves should first consult the Clerk of the Council regarding the Council’s conditions regulating the erection of monuments and the Council’s written approval must be obtained before proceeding.

5.The fees for the burial of persons who do not qualify as residents under paragraph 1 above will be doubled.

 

Plot Purchase and Interment Fees

 

Price

A child under the age of 1 month at death

£20

A child under the age of 12 at death

£60

Purchase of plot for persons exceeding 12 years at death

£550.00

 

 

Interment Fee (for each interment over 12 years of age)

£225

Interment of ashes in existing grave

£125

 

 

Memorial Fee for the erection of a Headstone

 

 

To a height not exceeding 3 feet

£300

In excess of 3 feet but not exceeding 3ft 6inches high           

£800

Additional Inscription         

£30.00

 

 

Renewal of Exclusive Right of Burial prior to expiration

 

 

For a period not exceeding 25 years from the date of expiration of existing rights                                                      

Half plot purchase fee at time of renewal

 

The above charges and conditions were approved at a meeting of the Town Council held on 14 January 2016 and authorised to take effect from 1 April 2016.

 

REGULATIONS FOR MAINTENANCE OF LOVE LANE CEMETERY

The Town Council has resolved to maintain the Love Lane Cemetery as a lawned cemetery.

The Town Council has decided to maintain a lawn cemetery because it considers it the only way to ensure the grave spaces are maintained in a clean and tidy condition at a reasonable cost in the future. 

Your attention is drawn to the following –

 1.The general law of management of local authorities cemeteries is contained in the Local Authorities Cemeteries Order 1977.

2.No mounding is permitted.  Soon after interment grave spaces will be levelled and grass seeded.  The Council’s employee will keep the grass short.

3.One headstone and one movable vase no larger than 8" high, 8" deep, 8" wide on a base no larger than 10" square will be permitted for each grave.  No other adornment such as rails or kerbs and no gravel will be allowed.

4.Persons wishing to erect headstones on graves should first obtain written permission from the Town Council before proceeding.  In practice your chosen stonemason usually submits an application to the Town Council for approval on your behalf.

5.Headstones may be erected on a narrow concrete base provided that such a base is sunk just below the surrounding ground so that it will not foul the Council’s grass cutting machine.

 

At a recent meeting of the Town Council it was resolved to increase the Cemetery Fees as follows with effect from 1 April 2017

 

Plot Purchase and Interment Fees

Price

A child under the age of 1 month at death

£20

A child under the age of 12 at death

£60

Purchase of plot for persons exceeding 12 years at death

£600

 

 

Interment Fee (for each interment over 12 years of age)

£275

Interment of ashes in existing grave

£150

 

 

Memorial Fee for the erection of a Headstone

 

 

To a height not exceeding 3 feet

£300

In excess of 3 feet but not exceeding 3ft 6inches high     

£800

Additional Inscription           

£30

 

 

Renewal of Exclusive Right of Burial prior to expiration

 

 

For a period not exceeding 25 years from the date of expiration of existing rights                                                       

Half plot purchase fee at time of renewal