HARTINGTON NETHER QUARTER PARISH COUNCIL

(BIGGIN)

MEMORIAL FEES WITH EFFECT FROM 1 MAY 2015

No memorial shall be admitted to the cemetery without the written approval of the Parish Council.

All applications should be submitted to the Clerk to the Parish Council Mrs S Hampson Cert H Ed,

Dip RSA, telephone number (01335) 310409 and shall include a drawing, inscription and design to be placed on the memorial together with dimensions and material to be used for the memorial.  Details of any vases to be included on the memorial must also be submitted.

No memorial headstone (main burial area only) shall exceed:

838 mm (33 inches) in height, not less that 75 mm (3 inches) in thickness, and be erected on a foot of the same thickness, 300 mm (12 inches) from back to front and 900 mm (3 feet) in width.

Memorials shall only be erected 6 months after burial.

Full details of the rules, regulations and materials for the erection of memorials can be forwarded on application to the Clerk to the Parish Council.

FEES Parishioner Double
The right to erect a memorial headstone (See height restrictions) £152.55 £305.10
Approval of design of memorial headstone where no foundation provided £71.25 £142.50
 Total £223.80 £447.60
The right to erect a vase not exceeding 12 inches (300 mm) in height £61.75 £123.50
Approval of design of vase/alternative not exceeding 12 inches (300 mm) in height £61.75 £123.50
 Total £123.50 £247.00
For the grant of right of each inscription after the first £47.00 £94.00
GARDEN OF REMEMBRANCE – Normal headstones are not permitted
Purchase of a gritstone type slab (the price may increase with each new supply purchased from Derbyshire Dales District Council) £52 £52
The right to erect the slab £61.75 £123.50
The right to erect a vase on the slab £61.75 £123.50
Process and approve design of vase £61.75 £123.50
 Total £123.50 £247.00
The right to erect a plaque on the slab £61.75 £61.75
Process and approve design of plaque £61.75 £123.50
 Total £123.50 £185.25
The right to erect a sloping plaque incorporating a vase £123.50 £247.00
Process and approve design of sloping plaque incorporating vase £61.75 £123.50
 Total £185.25 £370.50

Single fees apply to parishioners; these fees will be doubled for non-parishioners as shown above.

Fees should be made payable to Hartington Nether Quarter Parish Council. The above fees will usually be amended on 1 April each year and/or in line with increases in Derbyshire Dales District Council cemetery fees.  The Parish Council reserves the right to amend the above charges and conditions at any time.

Memorials on earthen graves

As stated by Derbyshire Dales District Council (DDDC), as the burial authority, within the designated lawn sections, the only long-term memorial permitted on a grave is a single headstone.

Monumental masons

Monumental masons must not erect memorials until such time as the design, materials and fixings have been approved by the clerk to the parish council, prescribed fees paid and cleared and a permit to enter the cemetery has been issued.

Materials

Memorials will be made from black or grey granite polished/mirror finished on all faces and edges; slate or natural stone approved by the parish council.

Time period to erect memorials

The burial mound must be allowed to settle for up to 6 months prior to erecting memorials, thereafter, arrangements must be made by the family to level the burial mound to a flat condition suitable for easy mowing in the lawned cemetery by the grounds person.  The grounds person can be approached to carry out levelling of burial mounds.  A cost is involved for this service and paid directly to the grounds person.

Temporary memorials

Temporary memorials such as wooden crosses may only be erected on graves during the first 6 months following interment.  Any memorial erected without the approval of the Parish Council will be removed at the expense of the person(s) concerned.

Safety inspections

Where a memorial is found to be unsafe following an inspection by the Council, the Council will make no charge if the deed-holder voluntarily makes the memorial safe on a long-term basis, as required by the Cemetery Regulations and standards.  The primary responsibility for the safety and ongoing maintenance of a memorial rests with the deed holder.

Inclusion of photographs* and logos** on memorials

With effect from February 2015* and April 2015** respectively

One photograph may be incorporated into a memorial headstone in the main burial area; however, the photograph must not exceed 4″ in height or width and must be incorporated within the overall height of the memorial.  The photograph must be black and white, not colour.  The photograph must be weather proof.  One small logo may be etched on the base plinth only of the memorial headstone; logos are not on the vertical part of the memorial headstone.

Vases incorporated within memorial headstones

All memorials must incorporate at least one vase in the plinth of the headstone.  There must be no additional vases placed away from the plinth of the memorial headstone ie no vases at foot of the grave.

Planting

There must be no planting in the cemetery other than winter flowering bulbs such as snow drops/crocuses.  These will be mown off during the first mowing cut in the cemetery.

Plastic flowers and plant pots

Plastic flowers are not permitted in the cemetery.  Plants in pots other than those contained in the vase in the plinth or can stand on the base plinth of the memorial are not permitted.

Wreaths

Wreaths are permitted immediately after burial and during the winter period when the cemetery is not being mown.  These must be discarded within the bins provided in the cemetery.

Pets

If visitors to the cemetery are accompanied by pets these should be kept under control within the cemetery

Garden of Remembrance

As stated by Derbyshire Dales District Council (DDDC), as the burial authority, within the designated lawn sections, only one stone vase or block is permitted per plot, not exceeding

200 mm in height and 200 mm in width

Photographs and logos are not permitted on memorials within the garden of remembrance.

Only flowers contained within a vase incorporated in the memorial are permitted.

Hartington Nether Quarter Parish Council reserve the right to remove any unauthorised item from the parish council cemetery.