Social Distancing and COVID Guidlines:

Following the latest Government Health Protection Regulations,  please be advised that although our Cemeteries are now open to the public, including Ramsey Road and Hill Rise, you should only be in any of the Cemeteries for the following reasons:


1.   Funerals and Burials

2.   Paying respects to a family member, friend or member of your household.

3.   Commemorative events celebrating the life of a person who has died.

The maximum number of mourners attending a Burial is still restricted to a maximum of 30 persons at this present time, whilst no more than 6 attendees to be present for a scattering of Ashes ceremony, or any commemorative event.

Please remember that the rules surrounding the wearing of Face masks and social distancing still apply.

We will keep you up to date with any changes as they may arise, but please do get in contact with us if you have any concerns.

Updated as of 27/01/2021


Open Cemeteries

Hill Rise Cemetery opened in 2012 and this extension to our Ramsey Road site is through the existing Ramsey Road Cemetery. Burial plots are available.

The entrance to Ramsey Road Cemetery is on the Old Ramsey Road. The first burials took place in 1984 and all burial plots have been purchased. Other areas of the Cemetery are still available.

Both Cemeteries are 'lawn' cemeteries and are operated under comprehensive regulations.

Closed Cemeteries

The Town Council is responsible for the upkeep of closed cemeteries within the town. These can be found at Broadleas, All Saints Parish Churchyard and Westwood Road Cemetery.

All sites are regularly checked but if you have any concerns regarding their upkeep, please let us know.

If you have any queries on the closed cemeteries or burials within them, please contact the Town Council in the first instance on 01480 388931 or at cemeteries@stivestowncouncil.gov.uk
A copy of the Regulations and current charges are available here:

Hill Rise Cemetery

Hill Rise Cemetery Regulations 
Hill Rise Burial Fees

Ramsey Road Cemetery
Ramsey Road Cemetery Regulations
Ramsey Road Burial Fees

Hill Rise Cemetery

Ramsey Road Cemetery