In some circumstances, the Council has to take responsibility for arranging funerals. This comes under the Public Health (control of disease) act 1984, where no suitable funeral arrangements have been made, or are being made for a deceased person.
This page explains what you need to do to have a body allowed back into, or taken out of, England and Wales.
We are responsible for fourteen cemeteries and twelve closed churchyards within the borough.
A still birth should be registered within 42 days
To order a copy of a birth, marriage, death or civil partnership certificates. You can order copies of birth, marriage, death or civil partnership certificates. Due to a number of staff having to self isolate, copy certificates will only be generated on non priority basis (received or available for collection after 3 to 4 weeks). If you require a copy certificate urgently, please contact the General Register Office on 0300 123 1837 who may be able to assist.
Alternative methods are available when arranging a funeral, widening your choice and providing the opportunity to reduce the costs.
Coping with the loss of a loved one is one of the most difficult things to happen in our lives. During times of grief, there is somebody you can talk to and organisations that offer a range of support.
Information about how to register a death, what we’ll need from you and what you can do once the death has been registered.
This form is to book a telephone appointment with us. It is during the telephone appointment that you will be able to register a death. Coronavirus information...
Our Registrars team have teamed up with the Department for Work & Pensions (DWP) to deliver ‘Tell Us Once’. This service automatically notifies relevant central and local government departments of a family’s change of circumstances.