Winsham Cemetery

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.

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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.

Plans of Winsham Cemetery

Detailed below are plans of both the Burials and Ashes plots in Winsham Cemetery and are correct as at May 2017.

Winsham Cemetery Plots Row L (current) as at May 17
Winsham Cemetery Plots Rows A - J
Winsham Cemetery Plots Ashes (K) (as at May 17) 

WINSHAM CEMETERY

(Off Pooles Lane, Winsham, Chard, Somerset)



Winsham Parish Council has a responsibility placed upon it by the Health & Safety Executive to ensure that Memorials in the Cemetery are safe for visitors and passers-by.


Under the provisions of the Local Authorities Cemeteries Order 1977 (LACO) Article 6(1) the Parish Council has the authority to take immediate action to make safe dangerous memorials.  LACO also allows the parish council to remove an unstable memorial, which presents no immediate risk, once it has posted public notices and sought the permission of the owners (if they can be identified), before taking action.

Due to good management over the years, there are no memorials considered dangerous enough to warrant immediate removal.  There is however one which is beginning to cause concern, and is listed below.

The Parish Clerk would like to hear from anyone who has an interest in the memorial stone listed, to ensure that their views are known before the Parish Council takes any action which it considers necessary.

M F Young


Teresa Pinder, PSLCC

Parish Clerk

c/o Jubilee Hall

Church Street

Winsham

Somerset

Email:  winshampc@hotmail.co.uk

13th December 2017