The Joint Burial Authority is part of the Parish Council and is responsible for all aspects of the running and maintenance of the cemetery. Essentially there are two main areas of responsibility.
Cemetery Grounds Management
We manage and maintain the cemetery grounds themselves. This is everything that is required to keep the grounds clean, tidy and safe. We ensure that the grass is cut on a regular basis and that fences and pathways are kept in good order. From a health and safety point of view we also check headstones to ensure that they do not become unstable and potentially topple over.
We also manage the burial administration. Like all cemeteries and burial grounds there are charges and fees payable.
Current charges are as follows:-
Exclusive Right of Burial
Earthen Grave – Rudheath Residents £350
Earthen Grave – Those outside the Parish £850
Cremated Remains Grave – Rudheath Residents £135
Cremated Remains Grave – Those outside Parish £300
Interment in a Grave – stillborn or under age 16 No Charge 1st/2nd/3rd interment £420
Cremated Remains Grave £160
(The interment fee includes the digging of the grave,all administration, transport and grave dressings)
Created Remains Sanctum 2000 Vault – Rudheath Residents £650
Sanctum 2000 – Non Resident £1300
Sanctum 2000 2nd Interment – Rudheath Residents £180
Sanctum 2000 2nd Interment – Non Residents £360
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Right to erect a headstone £80
Right to place a plaque over Cremated Remains Grave £38
Inscription on Broadhurst Memorial £30
Further Inscriptions £30
Grave Deed Amendment £50
Scattering of Ashes £149
N.B. Double digging (interment) charges apply where the owner of the grave and person being interred resides outside the Parish of Rudheath.
Contact Details – Any enquiries relating to the cemetery should initially be made to the Parish Clerk email@example.com or on 01606 334078. Please allow up to 2 working days for a response as the Parish Clerks role is only a part time position.