Hinckley cemetery

Cemetery services

We own and maintain Hinckley Cemetery on Ashby Road in Hinckley.

We encourage a high standard of maintenance within the cemetery and are always seeking to improve our service and facilities to the bereaved. We maintain all graves as part of our general management of the cemeteries.

The scattering of ashes

The scattering of ashes is permitted in designated areas of the cemetery. Ashes may also be scattered under the turf on an owned grave space. In all instances, prior permission must be sought from the council. 

Maintenance of graves

Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council encourages a high standard of maintenance within its cemetery and is always seeking to improve its service and facilities to the bereaved. The council will maintain all graves as part of its general management of the cemetery. 

The council reserves the right to prune, cut down or dig up and remove any plant which may be planted without prior approval on a burial place in contravention of the regulations or which is considered to have become unsightly or overgrown. 

In order to maintain the appearance of the cemetery, floral tributes and wreaths will be removed from the grave after two weeks following the interment, depending on their condition. Christmas tributes will be removed during the month of February prior to the grass cutting season. 

Memorial benches

We can arrange for the purchase and installation of memorial benches. The placement of benches is restricted to certain locations within the cemetery.

Memorial trees

We can arrange for the purchase and installation of memorial trees. Prices can be found in our current fees and charges. The placement of trees is restricted to certain locations within the cemetery.

The book of remembrance

The book of remembrance room is opened at the same time as the gates. Inscriptions can be put into the book by contacting the cemetery office. The book has a page for each day of the year and the page is turned daily. Relatives can also leave flowers in the room where flower vases and stands are available for their use.

We are responsible for:

  • Maintaining statutory records relating to burials
  • Providing information regarding location of graves and dates of burials
  • Coordinating the service between funeral director and cemetery staff
  • Allocating grave spaces, location of spaces for re-use, reserved grave purchases
  • Approval of memorials and added inscriptions

If you wish to discuss this or have any other queries regarding the cemetery, please complete our cemetery contact form or contact the Cemetery Office on 01455 238141.

Last updated: ‎12/02/2024 11:24