Memorial safety policy

This policy for memorial safety has been developed in response to new guidance from the Ministry of Justice in January 2009, and follows the principles set out in that guidance. The policy determines the future management of memorials in burial grounds which the borough council is responsible to maintain. These are currently:

  • Ashby Road Cemetery, Hinckley
  • St Mary's Church, Hinckley
  • St Mary's Church, Barwell
  • St Simon and St Jude's Church, Earl Shilton
  • Baptist Chapel, Earl Shilton
  • United Reform Church, Earl Shilton
  • St Michael and All Angels' Church, Markfield

The policy has been developed to ensure that:

  • Our burial grounds are maintained in a safe manner
  • Our services are sensitive to the bereaved
  • The council follows the current best practice

If you require a copy of the memorial safety policy, please use our cemetery contact form or telephone 01455 238141 and ask for the cemetery office.

Last updated: ‎12/03/2024 11:23