Responsibility of Funeral Director or Individual Arranging Funeral

The council is not responsible for any failure in arrangements due to circumstances beyond its control.  No work will be carried out in the cemetery while a funeral is taking place. 

All information must be provided correctly and openly when organising a burial to ensure that the Council can maintain the funeral regulations to a high standard without disruption.  It is required that, if a funeral party shall be arriving 15 minutes earlier or later to the cemetery, the Cemetery Department must be notified as soon as reasonably possible.

Any last minute alterations to the funeral procedure may result in extra fees payable to the Council.

It is advised that all Funeral Arrangers visit the relevant cemetery prior to a funeral to ensure all information provided is accurate.