Cemetery Regulations

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Here you can read about the regulations we follow.

All burial authorities are responsible for establishing regulations for management of cemeteries.  We hope these regulations are useful and provide you with clear information.

View a pdf of our cemetery regulations Cemetery Regulations 2019


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The office is open Monday to Thursday 08.30 to 17.00 hrs, and Friday 08.45 to 16.30 hrs.

Hours of interment: No burial or interment of ashes will be allowed to take place before 10.00am, nor after 4.00pm.

No burial may take place on Saturdays, Sundays, Bank or other Public Holidays or any other day the main Council offices are closed.

The Regulations apply to all the Cemeteries under the administration of the Council, and are sited at the following locations:

·         Kilburn Road, Oakham

These Regulations also apply to the closed churchyards currently maintained by the Council, or which the Council is responsible for the maintenance of the grounds, trees and boundaries, and is required to undertake Statutory Inspections and testing of Memorials.

The Cemeteries Office is not open on Saturdays, Sundays, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, Good Friday, Public Bank Holidays or any other day when the Council main offices are closed.

Our cemeteries are managed in accordance with the Local Government Act 1972 and the Local Authorities’ Cemeteries Order 1977, and the regulations approved April 2019.

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