Salisbury Road, Blandford Forum DT11 7LR
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CEMETERY FEES AND CHARGES
OF EXECUTOR OR ADMINISTRATOR
ASSIGNMENT OF RIGHT
The dignity and calm of
the cemetery should be respected at all times.
cemetery is open for pedestrian access at all times. Blandford Forum
Town Council (the Town Council) reserves the right to make such
closures as may be necessary for repairs, emergencies or in the
interests of public safety at any time.
under 16 are not admitted unless visiting a grave. No dogs (except
guide dogs) or horses (except with a cortège) are permitted in the
person(s) wilfully destroying, damaging or defacing any property of
the Town Council or any memorial will be prosecuted as will anyone
playing games or sport, discharging firearms (excluding a military
funeral), committing a nuisance or disturbing others attending a
and Exclusive Right of Burial
hours of interment will be between 10.00 am and 3.00 pm Monday to
Friday. No interment will normally take place at weekends or public
holidays although Saturday interments will be permitted in special
circumstances. Due consideration will be given to religious
requirements which may require alteration to the foregoing.
interment shall take place without permission of the Town Council.
Notice of interment must be given at least 2 working days
prior to any interment to the Town Clerk. The notification must be
made on the official form provided by the Town Council.
may not be scattered but must be interred in an earthen grave and
contained in a biodegradable casket.
An application for interment must be made to the Town Clerk.
Right of Burial must be purchased and issued before
an interment takes place or a memorial can be erected.
Exclusive Right of Burial in a grave space will be for a period
until 1 January 2104 at
the appropriate fee. From
1 January 2054 the exclusive right of burial will be granted for a
period of 50 years.
grave space, for which exclusive right of burial has not been
purchased, may be purchased by a member of the family there buried
on the terms mentioned in the list of fees. The exclusive right of
burial will be granted until 2104 minus the number of years the
person has been buried for. From 1 January 2054 the exclusive right
of burial will be granted for a period of 50 years.
Exclusive Right of Burial may be transferred to immediate family
members when the original Certificate owner dies or relinquishes
ownership. Applications must be made to the Town Clerk and a small
administrative fee will be charged. It is the responsibility of the
owner* to inform the Town Council of any change of address in order
that contact can be maintained.
Memorials, Floral Tributes, Trees and Shrubs
memorial shall be placed in the Cemetery, and no
alteration/additional inscription shall be made on any memorial
without the permission of the Town Council. Applications must be
made on the official form provided by the Town Council with a plan
showing the proposal. If
the request is considered to be unsuitable it will be referred to
the appropriate Town Council Committee.
must be installed in accordance with the current National
Association of Memorial Masons (NAMM) Guidelines.
right to erect and maintain a memorial on a grave will be granted
for a period of 30 years. This period can be extended following a
satisfactory inspection of the memorial. The Town Council may
authorise removal of memorials from private graves, where the right
of burial period has expired, or if the memorial has not been
is the responsibility of the owner* to maintain the memorial in a
good state of repair. In the event of any such memorial becoming
dangerous, or dilapidated, the Town Council will give notice to the
owner* requesting the repair or removal of any such memorial.
Failure to do so may result in the Town Council removing a memorial
if it fails a health and safety inspection. If the Town Council is
unable to trace the owner* after taking such reasonable steps as it
may consider necessary for that purpose, then the Town Council will
take appropriate action to make it safe and tidy.
or fencing enclosing a plot of any kind are not permitted. No
structures of any kind (other than an authorised memorial) are
permitted on the plot.
may be affixed to, or laid upon, any grave or monument such as
lighting, ornamentation, images, models or paintings. Unauthorised
items will be removed by the Town Council and held for 60 days
before disposing of them.
an interment, fresh or artificial flowers, either as wreaths or in
flower pots (no glass
containers may be placed on the plot) should be removed after
fourteen days by either the family or Town Council staff.
should only be placed in containers integral to the memorial or for
graves only, placed on the memorial base or for cremation plots,
placed on the memorial. Flowers and/or containers must not be placed
along the plot as this prevents grass maintenance. Any flowers
and/or containers placed incorrectly will be removed by the Town
Council. Glass containers are not allowed as they shatter easily and
constitute a danger to the public and maintenance workers.
tributes will be removed when dead or unsightly at the discretion of
the Town Council’s Grounds and Property Manager.
tree or shrub shall be planted in, or removed from, the Cemetery.
The Town Council reserves the right to prune, cut down or remove any
shrubs, plants or trees at any time when, in the opinion of the
Council, they have become unsightly or overgrown.
Seats, Benches and Ornamentation
seat, bench or ornamentation can be placed in the Cemetery without
the permission of the Town Council. Applications for permission to
locate a seat or bench should be submitted to the Town Clerk.
Removal of Remains
remains shall not be removed except by the Exhumation Order from the
Department of the Environment or other appropriate Statutory
Fees and Charges
fees and charges must be paid to the Town Council at the time of
giving notice of the interment/erection of memorial etc. Cheques
should be made payable to ‘Blandford Forum Town Council’.
Town Council is able to carry out searches of burial records and
graves by appointment (charges may apply). To make an appointment
please contact the Town Clerk’s Office, using the details below.
Town Council cannot be held responsible for any damage to any
memorial or any personal property taken into the Cemetery. The Town
Council will not be liable for damage to any memorial in the
Cemetery caused by storm, wind, subsidence or by any other cause.
any damage is caused to the Town Council’s land or premises by
bringing in any materials, gravestones, or monument or from any
other cause, the person or persons doing such damage will be held
responsible for the same and the Town Council may recover the cost
of repairing such damage from such person or persons and, in
addition, take proceedings under Article 18 of the Local
Authorities’ Cemeteries Order 1977.
Regulations have been approved by Blandford Forum Town Council,
which reserves the right to make alterations/additions as
- owner/purchaser/heirs or successors