Northamptonshire County
Association of Local Councils

Empowering Parish and Town Councils

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CEO: Danny Moody
6 Litchborough Business Park
Northampton Road
Litchborough, Northampton
NN12 8JB

Tel: 01327 831482


The course focuses on the management and operation of cemeteries in compliance with the Local Authorities Cemeteries Order 1977 and associated legislation. Common problems are discussed and ways to avoid these by using the law.

Course Outline

  • The role of the Burial Authority
  • General powers of management and cemetery regulations
  • Burials:
  • Consents required
  • Depths of burials
  • Dealing with shallow graves
  • Grave digging and shoring
  • Safety of all involved
  • Administrative Processes
  • Bookings and orders
  • Plans, registers and records
  • Disposal certificates
  • Shortage of burial space
  • The Future for cemeteries
  • Memorials and installation
  • Unauthorised memorabilia
  • Questions and answers

Who Should Attend?

The course is tailored to the needs of Clerks, some of whom are part time employees that rely on funeral directors and grave diggers not in the direct control of the authority.

Date & Time

Wednesday 24 August 2016, 1.00pm to 4.00pm


Northants CALC Offices, Northampton Road Litchborough NN12 8JB

Course Tutor

Tim Morris is the Chief Executive of the Institute of Cemetery & Crematorium Management and has over 30 years experience in the management of cemeteries. He represents the Institute at the Ministry of Justice' Burial and Cremation Advisory Group and on the board of the British Register of Accredited Memorial masons. He is responsible for all Institute initiatives including the production of accredited education and training programmes and best practice guidance.


£45 Members

£90 Non Members

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