CHARGES FOR PRE-PURCHASING GRAVES, INTERMENTS, MEMORIALS AND CREMATED REMAINS

WITH EFFECT FROM 10 MAY 2023

CEMETERY FEES

 
Fees Parishioners Fee Double Fee
The purchase of the Exclusive Right of Burial in a single grave (Grave size 2,400 mm x 1,200 mm) £724.25 £1448.50
The interment fee in that grave for a person over the age of 16 years £463.25 £926.50
(Excludes grave digging fee) £1187.50 £2375.00
The interment fee of a still born child (or child less than 1 month)   NIL NIL
The interment fee in that grave (for a person over 1 month but less than 16 years) NIL NIL

The purchase of the Exclusive Right of Burial in the Garden of

Remembrance for cremated remains (Grave size 450 mm x 300 mm)

This to apply to each burial of cremated remains ie 2 in one space

£233.25 £466.50
The interment fee in the Garden of Remembrance NIL NIL
The interment fee for a casket of ashes on top of a coffin in an existing purchased grave (size 2,400 x 1200 mm)  £171.15 £342.30
The Right to Scatter Ashes     £60.30 £120.60
 

Single charges apply to parishioners.  For non-parishioners (not on electoral roll), fees will be DOUBLED as shown above.  If the deceased’s last residence prior to being admitted to a nursing home/hospital was that of a parishioner, then single fees will apply.  This is at the discretion of the Parish Council.

 

PLEASE NOTE that there is no resident gravedigger at the cemetery and therefore the undertaker shall obtain the correct numbered grave space and will make arrangements for the gravedigger at an additional arranged fee to the above fees.  The grave-digging fee is not paid to the Parish Council but collected by the undertaker.  Interments should be made Monday – Friday between the hours of 10.00 am and 3.30 pm.  Additional charges may be incurred for burials outside these normal hours.

 

All applications for Hartington Town Quarter PC Cemetery must be made to the Clerk to the Parish Council, Mrs S Hampson Cert H. Ed, Dip RSA, telephone number 07870 873 576.  All fees must be made payable to Hartington Town Quarter Parish Council.  Will undertakers please ensure that the appropriate fee accompanies the “Green Certificate of Disposal”, “Coroners Certificate” or “Certificate for Disposal of Cremated Remains” or is forwarded prior to the day of the interment.

 

Will undertakers please note that all surplus stone etc must be removed completely away from the burial ground immediately after the grave has been filled in.  The surface of the burial plot must be left flat (except for a small amount to allow for sinkage) and not raised.

 

To prevent future confusion, will undertakers please advise their clients that the Clerk to the Parish Council must be approached for up-to-date details and fees in regard to memorials etc before applying to a stone mason and the erection of any memorial, as restrictions apply to materials, size and type allowed in the cemetery.

The Parish Council reserves the right to amend the above fees and conditions at any time.

MEMORIAL FEES

No memorial shall be admitted to the cemetery without the written approval of the Parish Council.

 All applications should be submitted to the Clerk to the Parish Council Mrs S Hampson Cert H Ed,

Dip RSA, telephone number 07870 873 576 and shall include a drawing, inscription and design to be placed on the memorial together with dimensions and material to be used for the memorial.  Details of any vases to be included on the memorial must also be submitted.

 

No memorial headstone (main burial area only) shall exceed:

838 mm (33 inches) in height, not less that 75 mm (3 inches) in thickness, and be erected on a foot of the same thickness, 300 mm (12 inches) from back to front and 900 mm (3 feet) in width.

Memorials shall only be erected 6 months after burial.

Full details of the rules, regulations and materials for the erection of memorials can be forwarded on application to the Clerk to the Parish Council.

Fees Parishioners Fee Double Fee
The right to erect a memorial headstone(See height restrictions) £193.20 £386.40
Approval of design of memorial headstone where no foundation provided £90.09 £180.18
£283.29 £566.58
The right to erect a vase not exceeding 8 inches (200 mm) in height £78.30 £156.60
Approval of design of vase/alternative not exceeding 8 inches (200 mm) in height   £78.30 £156.60
Total £156.60 £313.20
For the grant of right of each inscription after the first on headstones, Plaques and vases £71.60 £143.20 inc VAT

GARDEN OF REMEMBRANCE – Normal headstones are not permitted

Fees Parishioners Fee Double Fee
Purchase of a gritstone type slab  (the price may increase with each new supply purchased from Derbyshire Dales District Council) on application £100.30 + VAT £100.30 + VAT
The right to erect the slab £78.30 £156.60
The right to erect a vase on the slab £78.30 £156.60
Process and approve design of vase £78.30 £156.60
£156.60 £313.20
The right to erect a plaque on the slab or right to erect a flat plaque only £78.30 £156.60
Process and approve design of plaque            £78.30 £156.60
£156.60 £313.20
The right to erect a sloping plaque incorporating a vase £156.60 £313.20
Process and approve design of sloping plaque incorporating vase (sloping plaques not permitted in new G of R area)  £78.30 £156.60
£234.90 £469.80
 Record Searches £17.85 £35.70

 

In the new Garden of Remembrance area, only flat tablet type plaques will be approved of black granite ie no sloping plaques, blocks or vases

 

Single fees apply to parishioners; these fees will be doubled for non-parishioners as shown above.

Fees should be made payable to Hartington Town Quarter Parish Council. The above fees will usually be amended on 1 April each year and/or in line with increases in Derbyshire Dales District Council cemetery fees.  The Parish Council reserves the right to amend the above charges and conditions at any time.

Memorials on earthen graves

As stated by Derbyshire Dales District Council (DDDC), as the burial authority, within the designated lawn sections, the only long-term memorial permitted on a grave is a single headstone.

 

Monumental masons

Monumental masons must not erect memorials until such time as the design, materials and fixings have been approved by the clerk to the parish council, prescribed fees paid and cleared and a permit to enter the cemetery has been issued.

Materials

Memorials will be made from black or grey granite polished/mirror finished on all faces and edges; slate or natural stone approved by the parish council.

Time period to erect memorials

The burial mound must be allowed to settle for up to 6 months prior to erecting memorials, thereafter, arrangements must be made by the family to level the burial mound to a flat condition suitable for easy mowing in the lawned cemetery by the grounds’ person.  The grounds person can be approached to carry out levelling of burial mounds.  A cost is involved for this service and paid directly to the grounds’ person.

Temporary memorials

Temporary memorials such as wooden crosses may only be erected on graves during the first 6 months following interment.  Any memorial erected without the approval of the Parish Council will be removed at the expense of the person(s) concerned.

Safety inspections

Where a memorial is found to be unsafe following an inspection by the Council, the Council will make no charge if the deed-holder voluntarily makes the memorial safe on a long-term basis, as required by the Cemetery Regulations and standards.  The primary responsibility for the safety and ongoing maintenance of a memorial rests with the deed holder.

Inclusion of photographs and logos on memorials

Photographs and logos are not permitted on any memorials

 

Vases incorporated within memorial headstones

All memorials must incorporate at least one vase in the plinth of the headstone.  There must be no additional vases placed away from the plinth of the memorial headstone ie no vases at foot of the grave.

Planting

There must be no planting in the cemetery other than winter flowering bulbs such as snow drops/crocuses.  These will be mown off during the first mowing cut in the cemetery.

Plastic flowers and plant pots

Plastic flowers are not permitted in the cemetery.  Plants in pots other than those contained in the vase in the plinth or can stand on the base plinth of the memorial are not permitted.

Wreaths

Wreaths are permitted immediately after burial and during the winter period when the cemetery is not being mown.  These must be discarded within the bins provided in the cemetery and should be removed before Easter (if these have not been removed by this date, the parish council removes the right to remove).

Pets

If visitors to the cemetery are accompanied by pets these should be kept under control within the cemetery. Any incidence of dog fouling must be bagged and removed from the cemetery.

 

Garden of Remembrance

As stated by Derbyshire Dales District Council (DDDC), as the burial authority, within the designated lawn sections, only one stone vase or block is permitted per plot, not exceeding

200 mm in height and 200 mm in width.  Photographs and logos are not permitted on memorials within the garden of remembrance. Only flowers contained within a vase incorporated in the memorial are permitted.

Only black granite, flat tablet plaques will be permitted in the new Garden of Remembrance area ie no vases, blocks or sloping plaques.

 

Hartington Town Quarter Parish Council reserve the right to remove any unauthorised item from the parish council cemetery.