These regulations apply to:
- Lawn Memorial Cemetery
- Jewish Cemetery Extension
- City Cemetery - Bear Road
- Woodvale Cemetery
- Extra-Mural Cemetery
- Hove Cemetery
- Portslade Cemetery
1.1 Application for burial must be made at the Cemeteries and Crematorium Office at Woodvale Lodge, Lewes Road, Brighton during office hours. Applications must be made at least three working days before the intended burial. This does not apply to burials requested to take place immediately, upon the Certificate of a Coroner or Medical Practitioner or in the case of a grave space previously prepared for members of the Muslim or Jewish faiths.
1.2 Applications shall be on a Notice of Interment form provided by the Council and shall contain the following information:
- (a) The full names, description, age and permanent address of the person to be buried;
- (b) The date and place of death;
- (c) The day and hour of the intended burial and whether it is to be in Consecrated, General, Dedicated or other ground.
- (d) The location, description and depth of the grave or vault and whether it has been purchased or not.
- (e) Full dimensions of the grave to be prepared.
- (f) The name of the Minister, Priest or person intending to officiate.
- (g) The full names and addresses of the proposed owners to a newly purchased grave space.
- (h) The full names, signature of owner and grave number if a grave space is to be re-opened.
- (i) Appropriate fees will be charged for the services provided and calculated by reference to the list of fees and charges, currently in operation.
1.3 The Registrar’s Certificate of the death of the person to be buried, or the Coroner’s Order for burial where an inquest has been held and, in the case of burial of cremated remains, evidence of the cremation of the body shall be produced to the Registrar at the Cemeteries and Crematorium Office, prior to the burial or strewing. 4
1.4 All burials shall take place between the hours of 9 am and 3.15 pm (Summer), 2.15 pm (Winter), Monday to Friday. No interments will take place on Saturdays, Public Holidays or Sundays except Jewish and Muslem burials or upon a Certificate of a Coroner or Medical Practitioner, that immediate burial is required.
1.5 The selection of the grave space, whether to purchase or otherwise, shall be subject to the approval of the Council, but the wishes of applicants will be met as far as practicable.
1.6 No grave space shall be purchased in advance of actual requirements without the permission, in writing, of the Council.
1.7 A Register of Burials shall be kept at the Cemetery, where searches may be made and Certified Extracts obtained on payment of the appropriate fee.
1.8 Except with the consent in writing of the Council, no burial shall take place in any purchased vault or grave unless the certificate of Grant of Exclusive Right of Burial therein, shall have been produced with the application for burial.
1.9 Purchasers of Exclusive Rights of Burial shall not dispose of their Rights without the previous consent in writing of the Council.
1.10 Graves or vaults shall only be dug or excavated by the Council’s contractors. Relatives or friends may, however, assist with the backfilling of a grave space.
1.11 If it is necessary to open any grave for a subsequent interment, with a memorial, stone or kerb; these will be removed at the expense of the owner of the grave or of the person giving the order for the burial. After the burial and as soon as practicable, such memorials shall be re-erected or replaced at the expense of the such owner or person. The Council are not responsible for the removal or re-erection of any memorial.
1.12 No memorial may be erected, nor any enclosure made over graves in which the Exclusive Right of Burial has not been granted.
1.13 Memorials to be laid on graves in the Lawn Memorial Cemetery (tablets/vases only permitted) are subject to special regulations.
1.14 Memorials to be erected in the Jewish Cemetery Extension are subject to special regulations and proceedures.
1.15 Memorials to be erected on the Lawn Sections in the Brighton, Hove and Portslade Borough Cemeteries are subject to special regulations.
1.16 Memorials to be erected on the kerb and vault sections in the Brighton, Hove and Portslade Borough Cemeteries and the Extra-Mural Cemetery are subject to special regulations.
1.17 Memorials to be erected on Lawn Graves in the Garden of Remembrance at Woodvale Crematorium and Hove Cemetery are subject to special regulations.
1.18 No cremated remains shall be strewn in the Cemetery except on a grave or vault space with the consent of the owner, or in the case of a common grave with the consent of the Council or such part of the Cemetery as may be set aside by the Council for that purpose.
1.19 No person, other than a relative or friend of any deceased persons, buried in a grave shall carry out any work whatsoever at that grave without the previous permission of the Council.
1.20 The construction of all grave-stones, tombs, monuments, memorials, rails, kerbs and other erections shall be proceeded with from day to day until completed.
1.21 When any work is carried out on a grave, any mattings, boards or canvas shall be used as directed by the Cemeteries Manager in order to preserve the grass, shrubs and flowers from damage.
1.22 All masons and others engaged on any work within the Cemeteries, shall clear away all arisings from the area and make good any damage caused during or in consequence of such work. In default, such arising may be cleared away and any damage repaired by the Council, and the mason or person in default shall on demand repay such costs to the Council.
1.23 All persons engaged in any work, on any grave, in the Cemetery shall comply with all reasonable directions and requirements of the Cemeteries Manager.
1.24 No advertisement of any description, shall be displayed in any part of the Cemetery or inscribed upon any memorial, and no person shall in the Cemetery solicit any order for monumental work or other work in connection with any grave.
1.25 No unathorised vehicle shall be allowed to remain in the Cemetery whilst the Cemetery gates are locked.