Cemeteries Committee

Cemeteries Committee

Committee consists of:-

Nicola Thompson (chairman)

David Buxton

Lys Cowap

Kit Havelock-Davies

 Advisors to the committee:-

Peter Allen – Advisor to the Committee

Brian Tombs - Council workman


 

The Council is the Burial Authority for the town and owns/maintains two cemeteries, known locally as the Top & Bottom Cemeteries, both of which are situated on the A44 – London Road. The Council also maintain "in good order" St David's Churchyard (which is closed for burials) a role they took over from St David's PCC) a few years ago.

The Bottom Cemetery (just over the railway bridge going towards Chipping Norton on A44) is closed for burials. It boasts many lovely species of trees and has become a virtual arboretum.

The Top Cemetery, adjacent to the Cotswold Business Park, opposite the Fire Service College, is where all the burials now take place for all denominations. There is also a Garden of Remembrance for the burial of ashes.

There is also a Cross of Sacrifice, in the Top Cemetery, which overlooks the numerous graves of servicemen who lost their lives in World War II. This area is beautifully kept and maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

The Committee assume responsibility and duty of care for both the Cemeteries and St David's Churchyard. They set the annual budget to cover the costs for the upkeep and running expenses which include grass cutting, maintaining the paths, tree husbandry, fencing & repair maintaining the Chapel of Rests and so on. The Cemetery Rules & Regulations booklet is kept up to date by the Committee, along with the Burial Fees.

The Clerk of the Council has responsibility for administering the paperwork relating to burials and for the erection of memorials, working closely with Funeral Directors and Memorial Masons.

The Council also took over the organisation of the annual Remembrance Parade & Service when the local Branch of the British Legion Closed. The War Memorial located in the High Street also comes under this Committee's remit.

The Agenda for forthcoming meetings will be posted on this page. If you would like a copy of any of the Committee Meeting Minutes then please contact the Clerk of the Council on 01608 651448 or by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Table of Fees effective 1st April 2014.pdf

  To download the Agenda, please click on the link below: CA Agenda 5 September 2016.pdf                  
  To download the Agenda, please click on the link below: CA Agenda 1 August 2016.pdf            
  To download the Agenda, please click on the link below: CA Agenda 28 June 2016.pdf         
  To download the Agenda click the link below Agenda 13.4.16.pdf       
  To download the Agenda click the link below Agenda 17.2.16.pdf      
To download the Agenda click the link below Agenda 25.11.15.pdf    
To download the Agenda click the link below Agenda - 23.09.15.pdf
To download the Agenda click the link below Agenda - 23.09.15.pdf
To download the Agenda click the link below Agenda - 23.09.15.pdf
To download the Agenda click the link below July 2015.pdf
To download the Agenda click the link below February 2015.pdf
To download the Minutes click the link below  5th November 2014.pdf
To download the Agenda click the link below Agenda for Cemeteries Committee Meeting to be held on Wednesday 5th November 14 at 6.30pm.pdf
To download the Agenda click the link below CommitteeMeetingtobeheldonWednesday15thOctober14at6.30pm.pdf
Meeting will take the form of a Walkabout weather permitting.  Meet at Council Office, Old Town.  To download the Agenda click the link below. Agenda for Cemeteries Committee Meeting to be held on Wednesday 4th June 2014 at 6.30 pm.pdf
To download the Agenda click the link below Agenda for Cemeteries Committee Meeting to be held on Wednesday 12th February 2014 at 7.00 pm.pdf
To download Agenda click link below Agenda for Cemeteries Committee Meeting to be held on Monday 23rd September 2013 at 7.00 pm.pdf
Meet at Top Cemetery at 6.30 pm.  To download Agenda click link below Agenda for Cemeteries Committee Meeting to be held on Monday 24th June 2013 at 6.30 pm.pdf
Meeting of the CEMETERIES COMMITTEE on TUESDAY 9TH OCTOBER 2012 at 6.00pm commencing at Top Cemetery
Agenda for Cemeteries Committee Meeting to be held on WEDNESDAY 5th September 2012 at 6:30pm
Agenda for Meeting of Cemeteries Committee to be held on Wednesday 11th July 2012 Agenda for Cemeteries Committee Meeting to be held on Wednesday 11th July 2012 at 7.00 pm.pdf
Agenda for Cemeteries Committee Meeting to be held on Thursday 7th June 2012 at 6.30 pm Agenda for Cemeteries Committee Meeting to be held on Thursday 7th June 2012 at 6.30 pm.pdf
Agenda for 3rd April 2012 Cemeteries Meeting.pdf

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Normal Opening Hours

Tuesday 10.00am to 4.00pm

Wednesday & Thursday 9.00am to 4.00pm

(times are subject to change due to external commitments and meetings)

 

 

Telephone: 01608 651448

Email:  clerk@moretoninmarshtowncouncil.co.uk

 

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