The name of the deceased as written on the death certificate is to be inscribed on the top of the container. The Cemetery Supervisor shall be allowed free access prior to interment to inspect the inscription so they are certain of the individual to be interred. If any uncertainties are found, this may result in a delay or cancellation of the funeral until the officer is satisfied of the identification of the container.

Non-wooden containers will only be permitted by agreement of the officer. Caskets are permitted however there are additional costs if they are over a certain size as 1.5 plots may be required. If caskets are used, only two burials are permitted in an 8ft grave due to the additional height of caskets.

 

Open Casket/Exposure of Human Bodies

The council will assist to meet the needs of the bereaved and most requests to open the container during a service will be granted.

Any request for an open coffin should be requested on the Icon for pdf Application Form.

Where the deceased died of a notifiable infectious disease, the body will not be permitted to be exposed.