COVID-19 (Coronavirus) - Cemeteries and funerals

Changes to cemeteries and funerals in response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

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Advice and information about funeral, burial and cemetery services in the borough.

The passing of a loved one can be a traumatic and difficult experience. Support and help is available from Bereavement Organisations and Cemetery Services

Welwyn Hatfield Cemetery Services manage two cemeteries, the Lawn Cemetery and the Hatfield Hyde Cemetery.  We also maintain two closed churchyards and are responsible for the health and safety at a third Closed church burial grounds. All of our burial grounds are open 365 days a year, including all bank holidays and Christmas Day.

Works taking place at Welwyn Hatfield Lawn Cemetery

The brick columbaria in the centre of the cemetery have been removed to create the space required to offer new burial plots. This work has taken place as part of the wider crematorium project.

Following the removal of the brick columns, we are working to reinstate and level the lawn area as a priority.

Unfortunately, plans to lay turf have been delayed due to wet weather conditions. A prolonged period of dry weather is required to allow the ground to dry sufficiently. We are working alongside our contractor to find the earliest opportunity to complete this work.

We would like to thank visitors to the cemetery for their patience and understanding.