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Cemetery fees

These are the fees for Medway's cemeteries. Other options may be available, and prices and details are available upon request. Call 01634 33 77 44.

Interments

The fee includes the preparation and excavation of the grave as well as attendance by cemetery staff and backfilling on the day of service, subject to a minimum of three working days' notice. Additional fees may be charged for arrangements made with less notice. The fee also includes all administration, entries in burial registers and cemetery plan marking. The fee does not include the removal of any memorial, planting, shrubs, flowers or trees.

If someone wants to use an existing grave, they must first remove anything that has been placed on the grave, as when digging commences, anything left (apart from any properly approved memorial) will be properly disposed of.

Where any tree or shrub that cannot be easily and quickly removed remains, the council reserves the right to cancel or postpone the funeral and/or make an additional charge for the removal of the tree or shrub. Where necessary, specialist contractors will be used to remove trees and the cost will be added to any fee that the council might charge. Where any tree or plant is of such a size that removing it would affect the stability of any surrounding memorials or ground, the council reserves the right to recover all reasonable costs in making good or alternatively refuse any further burial in that grave.

 

Service

Fee for Medway residents (£) Fee for non-Medway residents (£)

Not exceeding 1 month. (Adult fee is applied to a person under 17 if interred in full sized adult grave).

No charge

No charge

     
Interment and attendance fee: 1 month - 4 years (Adult fee is applied to a person under 17 if interred in full sized adult grave).        No charge           No charge
     
Interment and attendance fee: 5 - 16 years, max grave length 1.8m (max coffin length is 1.65m. Adult fee is applied to a person under 17 if interred in full sized adult grave).        No charge          No charge

Interment and attendance fee, 17 years and above to single or double depth.

692

1,384

Interment and attendance fee, 17 years and above, treble depth.

760

1,520

Interment and attendance fee, 17 years and above, quadruple depth (Special request with minimum of 10 days notice).

1,175

2,350

Two full burials undertaken at same time, add to interment fee:

138

276

Cremated remains interment to a maximum depth of 900 mm. Additional depth may be necessary if the grave is to be re-used. This is charged according to depth or the method of digging. Price on application.

150

300

Two sets of cremated remains at same time to a maximum depth of 3'/ 900 mm. Additional depth may be necessary if the grave is to be re-used. (usually for full sized burials. This is charged according to depth or the method of digging. Price on application.

205

 

 

410

 

 

Extra digging for coffins that exceed 26" wide (in total including bar handles etc.) or 78" long add (and where grave is treble depth or more this is doubled):

160

320

Extra digging to accommodate internal boarding, framework and covers (materials supplied by others). Relocation of spoil away from graveside before the service or interment. Prices from

220

220

Relocation of spoil away from graveside prior to service / interment. Prices from:

230

220

Saturday interment of cremated remains by arrangement, with a minimum of eight days' notice and subject to availability. In addition to interment fees above.

138

138

Service times are 90 minutes (in total, including chapel and graveside) - extra service time is 45 minutes. This cost may be trebled if prior warning not provided.

85

85

Cancellation with less than 3 days notice.

160

160

Postponement.

Price on application

Price on application

Grave purchase

The fee includes exclusive right of burial (EROB) for the registered owner for the agreed time period, maintenance of any grave space that is not covered by a memorial and the first memorial permit with a right to erect a memorial. The fee also includes maintenance of all grave records and plans.

The fee does not include the rights of ownership of the land, nor any right to place a non-approved memorial. A grave selection fee is payable where the applicant requests a grave on any section in any part of the cemetery where the grave would not be chosen by the council as being next in line.

Service Fee for Medway residents (£) Fee for non-Medway residents (£)

Grave selection. next in line (Family visits cemetery with cemetery attendant and decides that next in line position is appropriate)

55

                    55

Grave selection (family request any location of their choice other than next in line) 

195

195

Exclusive Right of Burial for adult graves for 30 years. Includes memorial permit, right to erect and safety inspection fees. Grave space in excess between 30" and 45" (if insufficient, then two graves must be purchased - add £175 for resident and £350 for non-resident).

769

1,538

Exclusive Right of Burial for adult graves for 50 years. Includes memorial permit, right to erect and safety inspection fees. Grave space in excess between 30" and 45" (if insufficient, then two graves must be purchased - add £287 for resident and £575 for non-resident).

Exclusive Right of Burial for adult graves for 99 years. Includes memorial permit, right to erect and safety inspection fees. Grave space in excess between 30" and 45" (if insufficient, then two graves must be purchased - add £537 for resident and £1,075 for non-resident).

1,286

 

 


 

2,600

2,573

 

 


 

5,135

Pre purchased Exclusive Right of Burial for adult graves for 30 years. Includes memorial permit, right to erect and safety inspection fees. Grave space in excess between 30" and 45" add £246 for resident and £492 for non-resident (if insufficient, then two graves must be purchased.


Pre purchased Exclusive Right of Burial for adult graves for 50 years. Includes memorial permit, right to erect and safety inspection fees. Grave space in excess between 30" and 45" add £425 for resident and £850 for non-resident (if insufficient, then two graves must be purchased.

Pre purchased Exclusive Right of Burial for adult graves for 99 years. Includes memorial permit, right to erect and safety inspection fees. Grave space in excess between 30" and 45" add £625 for resident and £1,250 for non-resident (if insufficient, then two graves must be purchased.

1,081

 

 

 

1,850

 

 

 

 

3,100

2,163

 

 

 

3,700

 

 

 

 

5,894

Child graves 6' x 3', 99 years including memorial permit and right to erect

871

1,743

Cremated remains grave (3' x 3'), 30 years including memorial permit, the right to erect and selection                                    528                1,056

Cremated remains grave (3' x 3'), 50 years including memorial permit, the right to erect and selection

Cremated remains grave (3' x 3'), 99 years including memorial permit, the right to erect and selection

                                 865

 

                             1,307

               1,730

 

              2,614

Woodland Interment of cremated remains (no tree), includes exclusive right of burial (99 years) and interment fee                                   820                1,640
Woodland burial fee - includes exclusive right of burial (99 years), interment fee and memorial tree                                 1,666                3,331

Pre purchased fee woodland burial (99 years), includes memorial tree. Separate interment fee will apply at time of burial.

1,666

 

3,331

 

     

Cemetery memorial permits

Includes issue of permit, installation inspection and safety inspections during the 30 periods that the Rights to maintain a grave are in place.

Service Fee for Medway residents (£) Fee for non-Medway residents (£)

Permit for cleaning, planted areas etc.

No charge

No charge

30 year permit for small inscribed vase or tablet (less than 12", 300mm)

97

97

Additional inscriptions.

97

97

30 year permit for the erection of a memorial or headstone (12" or larger)

195

195

30 year permit for the erection of full kerbs and cover slabs.

277

277

30 year memorial or headstone with full kerbs.

446

446

30 year small kerbs (lawn section or cremated remains) and cover slabs.

246

246

30 year permit memorial/headstone with small kerbs

352

352

Other fees

Service Fee for Medway residents (£) Fee for non-Medway residents (£)

Use of cemetery chapel (for 45 minutes per funeral)

85

85

Use of cemetery chapel (children up to 17th birthday)

No charge

No charge

Private use of cemetery chapel

103

103

Re-opening a walled grave - (assuming limited or no excavation and a stone mason or other contractor is supplied and paid to remove any memorial, slabs etc.) from:

270

270

Exhumation from:

1,155

1,155

Exhumation of cremated remains from:

370

370

Transfer of right of exclusive burial and duplication EROB's (Transfer to spouse - deduct £20).

55

55

Alteration to deeds

38

38