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<ul><li><p>http://www.bassetlaw.gov.uk/docs/Rules and Regulations - Version 3.doc </p><p> Date January 2013 Version: 3 </p><p>Hannah Park Cemetery Retford Road Cemetery </p><p>Retford Cemetery </p></li><li><p>http://www.bassetlaw.gov.uk/docs/Rules and Regulations - Version 3.doc 2 </p><p>INFORMATION </p><p>The Council manages and maintains 4 Cemeteries and 12 Closed Churchyards. The Council will excavate all graves prior to a burial and backfill immediately after the burial. Re-turfing will take place as soon as is practicable to allow for settlement of the ground. The Council will carry out maintenance of cemetery grounds, this will include cutting of boundary hedges and cutting of all grassed areas including grass on lawn section graves, and emptying litter bins as necessary. Christmas wreaths will be removed in February, other wreaths and sprays will be removed at the discretion of the Council (usually 2-3 weeks after funeral). Flower/shrub beds will be maintained to provide attractive displays. Accurate records will be kept of all interments at the Cemeteries Office, which is situated at: DSO Block Hundred Acre Lane Carlton Forest Tel: (01909) 533487 Worksop, S81 0TS Fax: (01909) 730586 The Cemetery Office is open Monday to Friday from 9.00 am until 5.00 pm, except Bank Holidays and the Councils concessionary holidays. Cemeteries provided by the Council are situated at: </p><p>Hannah Park, Netherton Road, Worksop. This cemetery was opened in 1996 and offers new and re-opened graves in Lawn Sections, Traditional Sections, Woodland Section, Baby/Child Section and Cremated Remains Section. There is also provision for Muslim burials. Water taps are situated on-site. Retford Road, Manton, Worksop. This cemetery was opened in 1901. There is a Chapel available for burial services, and offers re-opened graves only in Lawn Sections, Traditional Sections and new graves on Baby/Child Section or new and re-opened graves on Cremated Remains section. Public toilets are available and water taps are situated on-site. Cemetery Road, Worksop. This cemetery was opened in 1868 and is available for re-openings only. This cemetery is adjacent to Worksop Priory, there are no taps available on-site. </p><p>North Road/Babworth Road, Retford. This cemetery was opened in 1854 and offers new and re-opened graves in Lawn Sections, Traditional Sections, Woodland Section, Baby/Child Section and Cremated Remains Section. Water taps are situated on-site. To ensure the smooth running of the Cemeteries and to enable staff to effectively maintain the grounds for the benefit of all visitors, we have to impose a number of guidelines. This booklet outlines these guidelines in the form of Regulations. </p></li><li><p>http://www.bassetlaw.gov.uk/docs/Rules and Regulations - Version 3.doc 3 </p><p>1. Introduction </p><p>2. Rules and Regulations for the Cemeteries </p><p>3. Grant of Right of Burial </p><p>4. Conduct in Cemeteries </p><p>5. Burials </p><p>6. Lawn Section Graves </p><p>7. Traditional Kerb Grave Sections </p><p>8. Woodland Grave Section </p><p>9. Cremated Remains Section </p><p>10. Childrens Section 11. Memorial Masons </p><p>Environment &amp; Housing Services BASSETLAW DISTRICT COUNCIL </p><p>CEMETERIES </p><p> Opening Times </p><p> Open 9 am Daily </p><p> Including </p><p>Bank Holidays </p><p>Closing Times </p><p>January 4pm February 5pm </p><p>March 6pm April 7pm May 8pm June 8pm July 8pm </p><p>August 8pm September 7pm </p><p>October 6pm November 4pm December 4pm </p><p>Contact Numbers During working Hours 01909 533487 Out of Hours Number 01909 501999 </p></li><li><p>http://www.bassetlaw.gov.uk/docs/Rules and Regulations - Version 3.doc 4 </p><p> 1. Introduction 1.1 The Council has made Regulations for Cemeteries under the provisions of the Local </p><p>Authorities Cemeteries Order 1977. 1.2 The Council reserves the right to alter, add to or amend the Regulations when </p><p>necessary. 1.3 Throughout the regulations the following words and expressions shall have the </p><p>meaning hereinafter respectively assigned to them. </p><p> The Council Bassetlaw District Council </p><p> The Cemeteries Hannah Park, Worksop Retford Road, Worksop Cemetery Road, Worksop North Road/Babworth Road, Retford. </p><p> The Cemeteries Office The office of the Cemeteries Officer situated at DSO Block, Carlton Forest, or at any such other place as may be designated by the Council. </p><p> Purchased Grave A grave or vault in which the Exclusive Right </p><p> of Burial has been granted. </p><p> Public Grave A grave in respect of which no Exclusive Right of Burial has been granted. </p><p> Vault or walled Grave All walled underground burial places. </p><p> Woodland Grave A grave for one person only in the appropriate section, where the only memorial allowed is a tree, which is planted on the grave space, and a plaque of a uniform size is placed on the memorial wall. </p><p> Memorial Any monument, tomb, flatstone, headstone, foot stone, kerbstone, border stone, tablet, inscribed vase, railing, or any stone erected or placed upon any purchased grave. </p></li><li><p>http://www.bassetlaw.gov.uk/docs/Rules and Regulations - Version 3.doc 5 </p><p> 2. Rules and Regulations for the Cemeteries. 2.1 Reservations for burials may be made by telephone during office hours or in writing. </p><p>Reservations will be regarded as provisional until formal notice required by paragraphs 2.2 or 2.3 has been received. </p><p> 2.2 Notice of burial is accepted as confirmed when all forms and certificates required to </p><p>fulfil statutory requirements, and those required by the Council, are received at the Cemetery Office no later than two clear working days before the proposed date of the funeral. Five clear days notice shall be given if a vault or brick grave is required. These periods of time are exclusive of Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays. Exceptions will be made to this in cases of epidemic diseases. </p><p> Forms provided, or approved, by the Council must be used. </p><p>2.3 The selection of all grave spaces will be subject to the approval of the Cemeteries Officer. </p><p>2.4 For the burial of a stillborn child a Certificate in accordance with the Births &amp; Deaths Registration Act 1953 must be delivered to the Cemetery office. For a Non Viable Foetus (NVF) a form signed by a Medical Practitioner in respect of a NVF must be supplied. </p><p> 2.5 Orders or instructions given by telephone shall be confirmed in writing. The Council </p><p>will not accept responsibility for any delay or misunderstanding which may occur if instructions are given verbally or by telephone. Neither will the Council accept responsibility for any documents lost or delayed by the Post Office/Courier. </p><p> 2.6 Documents sent by Fax will only be accepted as temporary notification and must be </p><p>confirmed by submission of originals. 2.7 The Council will not accept responsibility for, or loss of any remittances or instructions forwarded by post. 2.8 The Registrars Certificate for Disposal or a Coroners Order for Burial must be </p><p>delivered to the Cemeteries Officer at the time of Burial. If either document is mislaid or lost, a declaration to the satisfaction of the Cemeteries Officer must be made by the person procuring the disposal of the body. </p><p> 2.9 Arrangements for priests, ministers, or other persons to officiate at the service are </p><p>the responsibility of the Funeral Director or the person arranging the burial. 2.10 When it is intended to hold a burial service in the Cemetery Chapel, the Cemeteries </p><p>Officer must be informed when the notice of interment is given. 2.11 The Funeral Director or person arranging the funeral is responsible for providing </p><p>sufficient bearers to convey the coffin reverently from the hearse to the graveside. The Cemetery Staff are not allowed to assist with bearing. </p><p> 2.12 The Deed for the Exclusive Right of Burial must be produced in case of interments </p><p>in a purchased grave. </p></li><li><p>http://www.bassetlaw.gov.uk/docs/Rules and Regulations - Version 3.doc 6 </p><p>2.13 All fees and charges must be paid at the Cemeteries Office. The fees and charges for any burial must be paid at the time of giving notice of booking and all other fees paid before the work to which they relate is started. These requirements do not apply to those who pay by account. Charges are in accordance with the Councils scale of fees for cemeteries. </p><p> 2.14 The fees charged include everything connected with the specified items in respect </p><p>of which an official receipt is given. No one employed by, or on behalf of the Council is allowed to receive any gratuity. </p><p> 2.15 Burials may take place Monday to Fridays between 9.00 am and 3.00 pm. These </p><p>times may be amended at the Councils discretion. 2.16 The Council reserves the right to retain any grave space for its own purposes. 2.17 The selection of all grave spaces will be subject to the approval of the Cemeteries </p><p>Officer. The purchase of grave spaces beyond the current burial area will not be permitted. </p><p> 2.18 The sale of grave spaces in advance will be limited to three graves. With the </p><p>exception of the Woodland Burial areas where the limit will be for two adjacent plots. Should such pre-purchased graves become unwanted before being used they can be sold back to the Council at the current price in the table of fees. </p><p> 2.19 No communal rotational grave shall be opened within three years after the burial </p><p>of a person above the age of one month, unless to bury another member of the same family, The regulation shall not be deemed to apply to the burial of a stillborn or child under the age of one month. After the expiration of three years the Council may allow the body of any person to be buried therein. </p><p> 2.20 A plan of the Cemeteries showing the position and number of each grave is kept at </p><p>the Cemeteries Office and may be seen without charge. 2.21 All coffins must be marked with a non perishable plaque/nameplate. This must </p><p>show the name, age and date of death of the deceased. In the case of a stillborn child no age will be recorded. Where two bodies are interred in one coffin then both names are marked. </p><p> 2.22 No coffin, or part of a coffin, may be removed from any Cemetery grounds without </p><p>the prior and express permission of the Cemeteries Officer. 2.23 No body may be removed from a Cemetery for any purpose whatsoever except on </p><p>the order of a Coroner, Court of Summary Jurisdiction or a Chief Constable. 2.24 No body or cremated remains may be exhumed without the consent of the </p><p>Secretary of State for Home Affairs and/or the Faculty of the Bishop of the Diocese. 2.25 The Council reserves the right to prune, cut down, or remove any shrubs or trees </p><p>within the Cemeteries at any time. 3. Grant of Exclusive Right of Burial </p><p>Owning an Exclusive Right of Burial for a grave does not give ownership of the actual land, but does give the owner of the Deed the right to: </p><p> Be buried in that grave </p></li><li><p>http://www.bassetlaw.gov.uk/docs/Rules and Regulations - Version 3.doc 7 </p><p> Authorise further burials in that grave, where space is available, or the interment of cremated remains in that grave. </p><p> Place a memorial on that grave, subject to the Councils Regulations relating to memorials. </p><p> Have, inscriptions or additional inscriptions on a memorial on that grave subject to the Councils Regulations on this matter. </p><p> Possessing a Deed of Exclusive Right of Burial does not necessarily give the person ownership of Exclusive Right of Burial, when the owner is deceased, subsequent ownership depends upon whether or not the deceased person left a valid Will. The law on this can be complex and it is strongly advised you consult a Solicitor to establish new ownership. Only one person can hold the Exclusive Right of Burial, it cannot be held jointly by family members. </p><p> Ownership of a Deed may also be transferred or assigned by use of a form Declaration, Indemnity and Application in respect of the transfer or Assignment of an Exclusive Right of Burial - obtainable from the Cemeteries Officer. </p><p> The Deed of Exclusive Right of Burial, like any other Deed, is an important document and should be kept in a safe place. </p><p> 3.1 On the purchase of the Exclusive Right of Burial for a grave, a Deed of Grant shall </p><p>be issued to the purchaser whose name is registered. 3.2 Burial rights can be purchased for a maximum of 99 years. 3.3 Notice for the interment of cremated remains must be accompanied by the </p><p>Certificate issued by the Crematorium where the cremation took place. 3.4 People arranging a burial in a non-private grave acquire no rights other than that of </p><p>making a single interment in a grave. 4. Conduct in Cemeteries 4.1 All persons within the Cemeteries must conduct themselves in a quiet and orderly </p><p>way. The Council reserves the right to exclude anyone showing the effects of excess alcohol or drug abuse from the Cemetery grounds. </p><p> 4.2 Under the Local Authorities Cemeteries Order 1977, it is an offence for anyone to </p><p>wilfully: </p><p> Create any disturbance in a Cemetery </p><p> Commit any nuisance in a Cemetery </p><p> Interfere with any burial taking place in a Cemetery </p><p> Interfere with any grave, tombstone or any other memorial, or any flowers or plants in any such manner. </p><p> Play any games or sport in a Cemetery </p><p> Enter or remain in a Cemetery when it is closed to the public, unless authorised by the Council to do so. </p><p> People contravening these provisions are liable, if convicted, to a fine not exceeding 100. </p></li><li><p>http://www.bassetlaw.gov.uk/docs/Rules and Regulations - Version 3.doc 8 </p><p>4.3 Visitors, not attending a funeral, should not walk on the turf or touch the plants or memorials. </p><p> 4.4 Smoking shall not take place at or near a funeral service, procession, interment, in </p><p>the Cemetery Chapel or Cemetery Office. 4.5 Dogs are not allowed in the Cemeteries except Assistance dogs. 4.6 Only vehicles carrying disabled people, motor cars and carriages accompanying </p><p>funerals and service vehicles will be allowed into the Cemeteries, other vehicles are requested to park in the facilities provided. </p><p> 4.7 Cycling in the Cemeteries is prohibited. 4.8 Children under the age of 12 years will not be admitted except under the care of </p><p>adults. 4.9 No one may canvass or solicit orders within the Cemeteries. 4.10 There must be no demonstrations of any kind, or religious services other than the </p><p>service at the time of interment without the consent of the Cemeteries Officer beforehand. No music is allowed except as an integral part of a funeral service or an event approved by the Cemeteries Officer. </p><p> 4.12 The Council has the discretion to exclude People breaking these Regulations, and </p><p>will not allowed to enter any of the Cemeteries together with vehicles under their control. </p><p> 5. Burials 5.1 Graves will be sufficiently large to admit coffins or caskets to the dimensions </p><p>specified on the application form by the Funeral Director or the person arranging the funeral. </p><p> 5.2 All excavations will be done by the Council staff. 5.3 Work other than excavation, including constructing or reopening bricked graves or </p><p>v...</p></li></ul>

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