Cemeteries, crematoria and funeral assistance
We’re responsible for the maintenance of eight closed churchyards at Hoveringham, Upton, Ossington, Egmanton, Edwinstowe, Blidworth and Southwell (2 sites).
Tithe Green Burial Ground
Tithe Green Burial Ground near Oxton offers both woodland and meadow burials, as well as the interment of ashes. A woodland burial is where a tree is placed directly on the grave whereas a meadow burial is in an open meadow.
Help with paying for a funeral
When someone dies it can be a very distressing time for those arranging a funeral, especially if there are concerns about how the costs will be covered.
Payment for a funeral is usually met through the estate of the deceased. However, if there are insufficient funds, the executor is personally liable. Where the deceased has not left a will, the person arranging the funeral (normally their next of kin) is liable to meet the funeral and burial/cremation costs.
If you’re concerned about how you’re going to pay for a funeral, it’s important that you discuss this with your chosen funeral director at an early stage in the arrangements. Once you have entered into a contract with the funeral director, you will be responsible for paying their costs.
If you or a partner is receiving certain benefits you may be entitled to a funeral payment from the social fund. More information about how you can get help for funeral costs is available on the government website.
National assistance funerals
In some cases, the district council can take responsibility for the burial or cremation of a body. Read our public health act funerals policy (PDF File, 96kb) for more information
Where there are assets that exceed the cost of the funeral in the deceased's estate, we will look to recover the costs to reduce the expense to the taxpayer.
Please contact us if you have any enquiries about national assistance funerals.