Empowering Parish and Town Councils in Northamptonshire

Cemetery Management and Compliance

This course will now be delivered over two mornings to accommodate an online delivery.

This course covers the lists below and deals with common problems, issues and mistakes and the costs that can be realised by burial authorities. The course will tell you how to avoid these costs and create potential new income streams.

Local Authorities Cemeteries Order 1977

  • General powers of management
  • Compliance
  • Registers and records
  • Granting and extending rights
  • New income streams
  • Consent
  • Avoiding disputes

Burials - Depth & Shallow graves
Administrative Processes - Getting it right, Certificates & Problems and solutions

Grave digging

  • Right grave / wrong grave !
  • Checking procedures
  • Preparations
  • Mourners backfilling
  • Mourners carrying coffins
  • Uncoffined burial


  • Unstable memorials? How to avoid this and reduce costs
  • Responsibilities
  • BS8415 / BRAMM Blue Book / NAMM Code
  • Inspections

Creating Burial Space

  • Extending the viability of cemeteries
  • Reclamation and reuse of graves – Using the law – Statutory and Church

Exhumation - Law and practice & Registration

Transferring Burial Rights overview/refresher

  • Lawful process – getting it right
  • Avoiding disputes and errors
  • Legal documents

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 (delegates must attend both parts)
Part one Tuesday 6 July 2021 09:30-12:30 &
Part two Wednesday 7 July 2021 09:30-12:30


Course Tutor
David McCarthy, Institute of Cemetery & Crematorium Management

Cost per delegate
£80 members
£160 non members

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Last updated: Wed, 18 Nov 2020 16:17