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Your nearest cemetery, opening times, crematoria, arrange a burial, cemetery charges and rules, request a plot or plaque, headstones, safety, trace a grave.
Can I report a maintenance issue with a cemetery or churchyard?
We cut the grass, maintain floral areas and keep paths and walkways tidy. If you think we have fallen short of the standard you expect, or if you discover vandalism or desecration at one of our cemeteries, please let us know:
What are the opening times at the council cemeteries?
The Cemetery opening times for the summer months (1 April to 30 September) are:
During the winter months (1 October to 31 March) opening times are:
Does the council run any crematoria?
The council offers a range of options at our crematorium in Holderness. Find out more on the Lelley Fields Crematorium website.
What are the cemetery charges?
|Exclusive Rights of Burial|
|Green Burial (Driffield Only)||£1,220|
|Earthen Grave - Stillborn||£100|
|Earthen Plot (Garden of Rest)||£974|
|Single Burial Plot in Garden of Rest (Queensgate Only)||£298|
|Full Burials (Fees x 2 on Saturday and Sundays subject to staff availability)|
|Interment of Adult (16 or over)||£1,088|
|Child (Under 16)||£282|
|Stillborn Child (Queensgate Only)||£146|
|Green Burial (Driffield Only)||£851|
|Cremations (Fees x 2 on Saturday and Sundays subject to staff availability)|
|Cremated Remains of Adult (16 or over)||£232|
|Cremated Remains of Stillborn or Child Under 16||£55|
|Scattering of Cremated Remains||£72|
|Burial Plot Dug Out of Rotation||£402|
|Cremated Remains Plot Dug Out of Rotation||£402|
|Use of Chapel||£144|
|Transfer of Deed of Grant including preparation of Deed of Assignment||£88|
|Right to Place Individual Plaque (Garden of Rest Only)||£192|
|Purchase of Plaque (Including Inscription) + VAT||£181|
|Purchase of Plaque (Including Inscription and Photo) + VAT||£264|
|Exhumation + VAT||£5,698|
|Exhumation of Cremated Remains + VAT||£1,432|
|Right to Erect Headstone for Single Grave up to 18" (45cm) high||£134|
|Right to Erect Headstone for Single Grave exceeding 18" (45cm) high||£201|
How do I arrange a burial?
The following pdf document provides advice on how to arrange a burial:
If you are making arrangements through a funeral director, they will take care of everything.
If you are making arrangements yourself, please email the Cemeteries Administration office: email@example.com
If you need to change the Deed of Ownership of an existing grave the following pdf document provides all of the details required to complete this process.
How do I arrange a 'green' burial?
Green burials are a sustainable burial option with a minimal environmental impact. We currently have a Green Burial site at Driffield Cemetery. The following pdf contains more information and details of how to arrange a Green Burial:
How do I request a plot in a cemetery or garden of rest?
How do I request a memorial plaque for a plot in a garden of rest?
Please note: only the deed holder of the plot can request a plaque.
How do I arrange getting a headstone onto a grave?
The placement of a headstone or alterations to an existing headstone in an East Riding of Yorkshire Council cemetery can only be carried out by a mason who is accredited by National Association of Memorial Masons.
The mason will submit a permit for work application which can only be authorised by the deed holder for the grave/plot.
The regulations regarding dimensions of a headstone, etc. can be found in the relevant cemetery handbook below.
What are the rules and regulations for council cemeteries?
The rules and regulations for the cemeteries differ slightly depending on what burial areas are available at each :
Anlaby Cemetery Users' Handbook (pdf 881kb) Beverley Queensgate Cemetery Users' Handbook (pdf489kb) Bridlington Cemetery Users' Handbook (pdf 517kb) Cottingham Cemetery Users' Handbook (pdf 496kb) Driffield Cemetery Users' Handbook (pdf 651kb) Hessle Cemetery Users' Handbook (pdf 513kb)
Why is a headstone laid down or staked in place?
Following a number of fatal accidents involving large headstones and children in cemeteries outside the East Riding, we have reviewed the way in which we manage the memorials within our cemeteries.
Adhering to an inspection programme promoted by the National Association of Memorial Masons, each headstone is given a slight push and if any movement is felt the headstone may not have the correct fixings so has to be staked in place, or if it is really loose and in danger of falling it will be laid down. These are temporary measures until you can get it fixed - usually by the stonemason which supplied your headstone.
Please report a damaged headstone, providing the grave details (found on the back of the headstone) and the name of the deed holder. We will get in touch with you to tell you why the headstone was deemed unsafe, and inform you how you can get it repaired.
Can I trace a grave?
Yes, please call us on (01482) 395880 and we'll be happy to help where possible.