There is a lot to take in when having to deal with the practicalities of a death in the Family. If you need help understanding the process, please use the government link below which will explain any aspects you are unsure of. 

 What to do when someone dies: step by step - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)


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:

Cemetery Regulations 

Burial Fees



Update from the Town Mayor re: Solar Lights



I promised to update the community on action being taken to review the decision on the prohibition of solar lights in the Town Council’s cemeteries. 


To re-open discussions on a formal decision, within a period of six monthsit is necessary to put a Special Motion to the Council meeting.  This requires five members of the Council to propose and support the motion. 


I am pleased to inform you that five members of the Council have put forward a motion to re-open the debate on the decision taken at the Amenities Committee on 28 April.  The Motion will be presented to the meeting of the Town Council scheduled for 30 June. 


I am very grateful to the community for all the feedback on this issue and will post the decision reached by Council on our Facebook site following the meeting. 


Councillor Pasco Hussain 




Solar Lights



Hill Rise Cemetery

Ramsey Road Cemetery