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Burial Information

Exclusive Right of Burial

This refers to the purchase of the rights to an interment or erect a memorial on a particular grave.

It is possible to purchase the Exclusive Right of Burial in a grave in reserve for future use. This can be arranged either through a Funeral Director or by contacting the Cemeteries Office at Morecambe Town Hall where the staff will be pleased to assist you with any queries that you may wish to discuss.

Burials on Private Land

You do not require permission from the Cemeteries Office for a coffin burial or the interment of ashes on private land, however it is essential that you obtain permission where you are not the landowner of the ground involved.

More information on regulations can be obtained by contacting the Environment Agency:

National Customer Contact Centre
PO Box 544
Rotherham
S60 1BY

Telephone: 03708 506 506

Email: enquiries@environment-agency.gov.uk

If you wish to scatter cremated remains in a public space that is not a Council owned Cemetery then please contact Customer Services on 01524 582000 and you will be directed to the relevant department.

Natural and Independent Funerals

We recognise that there is an increasing interest in greener options concerning burial and cremation. Both Hale Carr and Torrisholme Cemeteries have separate Woodland burial areas. More information can be obtained on these areas by contacting the Cemeteries Office.

There are many different types of coffin now available in an increasing range of recycled materials. However, you may opt not to use a coffin if burying on private land.

You may choose not to use the services of a Funeral Director, in which case you can arrange a funeral directly with the Cemeteries Office.

A source of further detailed information is available through the Natural Death Centre:

The Natural Death Centre
In the Hill House
Watley Lane
Twyford
Winchester
Hants
SO21 1QX

Telephone: 01962 712960

contact@naturaldeath.org.uk

www.naturaldeath.org.uk

 

Contacts

Contact:

Cemeteries Officer

Address:

Cemeteries Department, Morecambe Town Hall
Marine Road East, Morecambe, LA4 5AF

Email:

environmentalhealth@lancaster.gov.uk

Telephone:

01524 582635

Fax:

01524 582709

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Lancaster City Council
Town Hall
Dalton Square
Lancaster
LA1 1PJ

Telephone: 01524 582 000

Email customer services