CEMETERY FEES FOR 1 DECEMBER 2022 – 30 NOVEMBER 2023
These charges apply to purchasing the Exclusive Right of Burial (including ashes) before or after death of a resident in the Parish of Litton (Litton, Cressbrook and Litton Mill) and in the case of a stillborn child where one of the parents is resident at the time of interment.
All cemetery fees (interments; erection of a memorial; additional inscriptions) payable to the Parish Council will be doubled when the Exclusive Right of Burial (including the Garden of Remembrance) is purchased by or for a non-resident of the Parish of Litton. If requested to do so the Council is prepared to consider, on a case by case basis, waiving of the doubling of fees if evidence can be provided that shows the person for whom the Exclusive Right of Burial has been purchased was previously a resident of the Parish, and still would have been, were it not for force of circumstances resulting in their moving out of the Parish prior to their death. For example, having to move into sheltered accommodation that is not currently available within the Parish. If a person purchasing, or for whom the Exclusive Right of Burial is being purchased, currently lives or was living prior to their death outside of the Parish but has either previously lived in the Parish, still has relatives living in the Parish, or has relatives already interred in the Cemetery, they will not ordinarily be eligible for the waiving of the doubling of fees.
RESERVING A PLOT IN LITTON CEMETERY OR GARDEN OF REMEMBERANCE - CURRENT RESIDENTS ONLY
It is possible to reserve a grave space in advance at Litton Cemetery. This may provide you with the opportunity to be close to an existing family grave (depending on availability), or could be beneficial if you have taken out a pre-paid funeral plan.
You can reserve a plot for up to 10 years at a current fixed cost of £100 (Garden of Remembrance: £50) and this can be renewed upon expiry. The fee is non-refundable and cannot be offset against the purchase of an Exclusive Right of Burial. The cost payable will be that applicable as at the date of the burial. You can usually only reserve one plot per household, as there are currently limited new spaces in the cemetery.
Reservation of a plot does not entitle you to erect a memorial or mark the plot in any way. Exclusive Rights of Burial and Interment fees will be payable when the first burial is required (Please see list of cemetery fees – these are reviewed annually).
It is your responsibility to set-up a standing order to auto-renew the reservation at the expiry of the 10 years. The Parish Council will not ordinarily issue any notification that the reservation is due to expire. If the renewal fee remains unpaid after 90 days of expiry of the agreement, the plot will be deemed surrendered and the Council will release the plot back into the generally available grave spaces.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS ARRANGEMENT IS ONLY AVAILABLE TO
CURRENT RESIDENTS OF THE PARISH OF LITTON