The Parish owns and controls the cemetery which is located at the east end of the high street in Forestry Commission run land. The rules pertaining to burial and internment of remains are listed below.
There shall be a right of burial in the parish cemetery for:
(For the purpose of these rules child is defined as offspring under the age of 18 years)
The parish council will always seek to accommodate personal preferences but great importance has to be placed upon the orderly use and management of the limited land available and any decisions made by the parish council must be final.
4. CEMETERY MAINTENANCE.
Whilst next of kin are responsible for the maintenance of graves, the parish council has a responsibility for the cemetery as a whole.
At all times next of kin are requested to maintain all floral tributes in good order. The parish council may remove any it feels are unsuitable.
Because of collection difficulties, next of kin are requested to take all rubbish away from the cemetery.
The parish council reserves the right, in the interests of tidiness and safety, to take any action required to maintain safety and an acceptable appearance, or to allow easier maintenance of the cemetery to be undertaken; and may flatten graves which are overgrown and unattended. However,the parish council will attempt to contact next of kin first. We have a policy of removing edging when necessary for safety, aesthetics and ease of mowing.
The parish council maintains all records required by law. Records may be inspected, by appointment, and certified extracts made upon the payment of the stated fee.
Grave sites are identified by a grid reference system.
Notice, must be given to the parish clerk at least 3 working days before burial. The parish clerk will then agree a burial plot with the next of kin, executors or undertakers, and will issue the appropriate paperwork.
Burials are allowed between 10.00 and 16.00 on weekdays only. All internments should be carried out by an undertaker.
It is the undertaker's responsibility to provide the services of a sexton. It should be noted that it is an offence, against the New Forest Byelaws to deposit waste gravel or any other materials on the forest, and they must be taken away and disposed of elsewhere.
Cemetery charges for Woodgreen Cemetery
|Burial or Interment|
|A||Burial or Interment||£200|
|B||Purchase of grave spaces and cremation plots, with exclusive rights for 75years.|
|Single grave 2.75m x 1.2m||£250|
|Memorial plaque for cremation area £100 (not to exceed 45cm x 30cm)||£100|
|Add inscription to existing memorial||£50|
|Searches in register||£25|
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