Services on offer at the Town Council - both weddings and funerals

During this period of lockdown we are able to offer limited services

Marriages and Civil Partnerships

On 4 January the Prime Minister announced a national lockdown for all of England. There is different advice for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

These restrictions:

  • require people to stay at home, except where you have a reasonable excuse
  • prevent people gathering with those they do not live with, except for specific purposes
  • close certain businesses and venues

This means you should only consider booking a wedding or civil partnership (or continuing with one that is already booked) in exceptional circumstances. This may be for example, if you or your partner is seriously ill and not expected to recover or is to undergo debilitating treatment or life-changing surgery. Weddings and civil partnership ceremonies must only take place with up to 6 people. Anyone working is not included.

Future bookings are being taken for Weddings and Civil Partnerships at the Town Hall - if you would like more information or to discuss your ceremony requirements please email Claire at [email protected]

Funerals

From 6 January, during the national lockdown people are permitted to leave their homes to attend a funeral as well as other religious, belief-based, or commemorative events that are linked to a person’s death as long as they follow the relevant rules and guidance.

During the national lockdown, funerals can be attended by a maximum of 30 people.

Religious, belief-based or commemorative events linked to a person’s death, such as stone setting ceremonies, the scattering of ashes or a wake, can also continue with up to 6 people in attendance.

During the national lockdown, no more than 6 people can attend commemorative events such as stone setting ceremonies, the scattering of ashes or a wake. This limit applies both indoors and outdoors and does not include anyone working at the event.

Crematoriums and burial grounds will be open to the public and you are permitted to leave your home to visit these locations. You should always stay socially distanced from anyone outside your household or support bubble and should follow guidance on meeting with others safely.

If you are you looking for a final resting place for a loved one’s cremated remains, please email [email protected] . The Town Council has a peaceful, well maintained Garden of Remembrance at Radwinter Road Cemetery which offers a natural environment, and which is an important conservation resource.  Ashes interments from £463 (price based on resident charge and subject to production of a Certificate of Cremation).

For further detailed information regarding weddings and funerals please visit the Government website https://www.gov.uk/

 

 

 

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Posted on 10/02/2021