Winsham Parish Council, who have a statutory responsibility for the maintenance of Winsham Cemetery, seek a situation whereby the natural beauty and calm of the Cemetery can be maintained, and make it easy to visit at any time.
Part of an ongoing requirement is the cutting of cemetery grass, establishment and maintenance of hedges and fencing and the development of access and facilities. This has to be done at reasonable cost, within the provision of the parish precept.
In order to achieve this, the following regulations and guidance has been approved by the Parish Council. These relate, for the most part, to the responsibilities of Funeral Directors in the manner in which graves are to be prepared and completed, but also draw attention to a few general requirements that should be noted by mourners and people maintaining the grave space in the years that follow interment.
Although maintenance of the grave space or a memorial is not the responsibility of the parish council, the management of the ground space during the settlement period that follows interment is essential during the eighteen months or so following burial. This involves leveling and restoration of the grass. The cost of this is included within the interment fee.
Mourners are asked to pay particular attention to regulation 11. It is regretted that restrictions are placed on the placing of flowers, but it is necessary in order to facilitate grass cutting and other maintenance tasks, which are essential to the good order and appearance of the cemetery.
Please click here to see a copy of Winsham Cemetery’s Regulations and current Pricing Structure.
For Funeral Directors:
Please click here for an Interment Form.