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.
Alternative methods are available when arranging a funeral, widening your choice and providing the opportunity to reduce the costs.
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.
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...
A still birth should be registered within 42 days
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.
You can order copies of birth, marriage, death or civil partnership certificates. Copy certificates will now only be generated on the non-priority 3 week service and this is best endeavours due to a number of the team having to self-isolate. We are unable to offer a priority service unless there are extenuating circumstances, please call us on -01302 735222 if you need to request this service. The fee will be £37 and the certificate will generated and posted the next working day.