Wednesday 26 June 2019
2.5 CPD Points
£60 + VAT
10am - 2.30pm
To provide an understanding of the legal, administrative and financial duties of parish and town councils for the provision, management and maintenance of civil cemeteries and both closed and open Church of England churchyards. To provide an understanding of the legal and practical issues around the safety testing, repairs and reinstatement of memorials.
This event is aimed at parish and town clerks, administrators and councillors who currently have responsibility for burial services or who may be running out of new grave space. It could also be of benefit to full and part-time cemetery staff.
Topics covered include:
- Burial law and record keeping
- Exclusive rights of burial – grants, transfers and extinguishing
- Cemetery regulations and fees
- Maximising burial space including grave re-use
- New burial space provision in Neighbourhood and District Local Plans
- Burial arrangements for other faith groups
- Closure and maintenance of Church of England churchyards
- Grave digging – legal duties and good practice
- Fixing, risk assessing and stability testing of memorials and monuments in cemeteries and churchyards
A representative from the Diocese of Ely will be invited along and a site visit to a nearby closed churchyard (weather permitting) will take place after lunch.
This course is led by Alan Fairchild MBE, FSLCC, Cemetery Advisor to the Society of Local Council Clerks, Member of the Ministry of Justice Burials & Cremation Advisory Group & Board Member of the British Register of Accredited Memorial Masons (BRAMM).
To book a place please click here
Posted: Thu, 21 Feb 2019 10:30 by Helen Carrier