Records for the burials are kept by the Parish Council and we have an appointed Burials Officer who keeps the records and liaises with Funeral Directors to ensure proceedings happen smoothly and without issue.
The Cemetery is maintained by volunteers but with most of the grass cutting and strimming carried out by a contractor. We are extremely grateful to all the volunteers who spend many hours helping to keep the cemetery looking so good as if all works were to be contracted out then the cost to the Council would be enormous since it requires several hours every week in order to keep it looking at its best. By doing it like this it helps to keep the cost to a minimum. As such we are always looking for residents who would be prepared to put in a little time to help with keeping it tidy. If you (or you know someone) who can help please contact any member of the Parish Council, or the Clerk. The jobs at hand mainly involve mowing and strimming the grass, hedge trimming, maintaining the rose garden, and removal of dead flowers. There are a few other things to be done, but this is the main part. The Parish Council owns the machinery to enable this to be carried out.
Fees for burials in the Cemetery:
- For a stillborn, or any child 12 months or under £0
- Full Burial £250
- Exclusive Rights of Burial (burial plot reservation), (non-refundable from the burial fee) £50
- Internment of cremated remains £150
- Placement of memorial stone (headstone or plaque) £100
- Purchase of Memorial kerb stone £250
- the burial fee payable does not include grave digging
- the responsibility for the maintenance of memorial headstones and plaques remains with relatives / person(s) responsible for the deceased
Burial plots are available for anyone who lives, or has resided, within Yelvertoft. Single and double plots are available. Exclusive Rights of Burial are also available for internments if you wish to reserve a plot(s).
Areas of the cemetery are dedicated to cremated remains. As from 2018 a new area has been allocated next to the fruit trees. Cremated remains may be placed here with a mini headstone.
For anyone who has not lived in Yelvertoft but has a family connection to the village, granite memorial kerb stones are available which can be inscribed. These are situated around the Rose Garden and path.
Spreading of Ashes
We welcome the spreading of ashes on the Rose Garden.
Rules on Headstones
One headstone not exceeding 3ft (91cm) in height and one flower container is permitted on each interment grave space. One flower contained built into the base of the headstone is permitted. Glass flower containers are not permitted. In the case of cremated remains one small size headstone 18” wide x 24” high only is permitted. Other monuments are not permitted. Only single base headstones are permitted. Every headstone must have engraved on the rear bottom left corner the grave number. A photograph of the final actual headstone (front and rear) must be emailed to the Burial Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org for approval before it is erected in the cemetery.
Read the full Burial Regulations for Yelvertoft Cemetery here: Burial Regulations April 2019
If you have any enquiries regarding the cemetery please contact the Burial Officer via the contacts page.