Council operates 20 cemeteries across the district, all cemeteries are open for visiting 24 hours a day, all year round. Each cemetery has water on site which is available for everyone to use.
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All cemeteries have two kinds of burial plots, a standard grave/burial plot and an ashes plot.
Each burial plot can hold up to two deceased persons, excluding natural burials (only one person per natural burial plot), or eight urns containing ashes. One ashes plot can hold up to two urns - Ashes cannot be scattered in any cemetery.
Pre-purchasing a burial plot gives you an exclusive right of burial in a particular plot. You can select your own plot or a plot close to a recently deceased loved one.
A record of the plot purchase is recorded on a certificate and in our system. It does not give the 'plot owner' ownership of the land.
The owner of the plot, with authorisation from council, can transfer the ownership rights to another family member. Ad administration fee may apply.
Purchasing at the time of a burial
This is usually done through your funeral director, if you do not wish to use a funeral director you can discuss the matter with one of our staff members who will help guide you through the process.
All arrangements can be made through our Customer Delivery Team, they will take you through the process of plot selection, reservation and payment.
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You can find a list of plot fees in our our fees and charges document.