Memorial Gardens Regulations

Parks and open spaces


The Memorial Gardens are a Grade I registered park. The following regulations ensure that the appearance and unity of the gardens is preserved in line with its original ethos.


  • Permission must be obtained from the office before any interment of ashes can proceed. No unauthorised scatterings are allowed.
  • The gardens are a site of peace and tranquillity, therefore ball games, picnics, cycling, dogs and the consumption of alcohol are not permitted.
  • There are areas of deep water in the gardens, please keep children supervised at all times.

Flowers & Containers

  • No glass jars, personalised vases, containers, baskets, pot plants, artificial Flowers, ornaments, balloons, pictures etc. Any items that impede the maintenance or aesthetic appearance of the garden will be removed by the Council without prior notice.
  • Fresh flowers will only be permitted in the green plastic vases kept in the porch by the office, but not in excessive quantities, two vases being the maximum. Decorated vases are not permitted and will be removed
  • Scattering areas to be kept clear, flowers may be placed under Cedar tree or at edge of Oak Dell.
  • All wrappings must be removed from cut flowers and placed in the bins provided by the office.
  • Shrubs may only be planted in certain areas of the garden and only with the agreement of the Head Gardener. Anything planted without permission may be removed.
  • Please put all green waste in the green bin for recycling.


  • Plaques or inscribed memorial stones must conform to a standard that matches existing memorials in the same area and are in keeping with the general appearance of the gardens. Memorials are the responsibility of the owner. The council is not liable for any damage caused through acts of vandalism or for theft of memorials.
  • The council have the right to remove any items on plots or in gardens which have been placed without permission.
  • Memorials such as benches that are not being maintained and/or pose a risk to visitors will be removed. The owner will be liable to cover any costs incurred in removing the memorial or making it safe.
  • The Council has the right to remove any item not pursuant to these regulations.