Carrying out a burial yourself

As we have adopted the Charter for the Bereaved, we are committed to providing as much information to families as possible.

Get a copy of the Charter from our Cemeteries Office or download it from the Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management (ICCM) website.

Information about arranging a burial yourself

It is often assumed that funerals can only be completed by using a funeral director. Although a funeral director will be invited to organise the majority of funerals, some people prefer to make the arrangements themselves.

If you would like to arrange a burial yourself, comprehensive information is available from the Natural Death Centre.

We recognise that everyone is an individual and we will help you to make the funeral you are arranging as personal and individual as you wish. Please make an appointment with the Cemeteries Office to ensure that someone is available to meet you at a specific time and show you the graves that are available.

Updated: 1 October 2014