Empowering Parish and Town Councils in Northamptonshire

This course can be booked in combination with Granting, Exercising and Transferring Rights of Burial as a full day course for £89.


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

Monday 14 October 2019 9.30am to 12.30pm


Moulton Community Centre, Sandy Hill, Reedings, Moulton

Course Tutor

David McCarthy, Institute of Cemetery & Crematorium Management


£ 49 - Members

£98 - Non Members

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Last updated: Fri, 26 Jul 2019 10:38