Long Melford Parish Council is the Burial Authority for the Civil Parish of Long Melford. In this capacity it owns and manages the Long Melford Cemetery, located immediately adjacent to the old churchyards of the Holy Trinity Church situated at the top of the village’s Upper Green.
The Cemetery is a non-denominational municipal amenity, providing civic burial facilities to people of all faiths, and those of no faith. Its day-to-day operation and maintenance is the responsibility of the Cemetery Manager, who is a member of the Parish Council’s staff.
A set of regulations governs the operation of the Cemetery, made under the powers conferred upon the Council by the Local Authorities’ Cemeteries Order 1977 and Section 214 of the Local Government Act 1972.
A copy of those Regulation is available via this link.
Visitors to the Cemetery are requested to note the following requirements.
(a) Except as ordered by the Government or the Burial Authority, the Cemetery is open to visitors at all times.
(b) Visitors must behave in a manner that shows respect to the deceased and the bereaved, avoid walking on occupied graves and not sit, stand or lean on memorials. Any person behaving in a disrespectful, disorderly or noisy manner may be asked to leave the Cemetery.
(c) Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times inside the Cemetery and must not be allowed to foul any part of it.
(d) Picnics, sunbathing, or physical recreational activities are not allowed in the Cemetery.
(e) No work is to be carried out in the Cemetery without the prior permission of the Cemetery Manager.
(f) Anyone who fails to comply with these Regulations may be asked to leave the Cemetery and refused future access to it.