Burial board

We are responsible for Goudhurst’s Burial Board Regulations which includes fees and charges. Our responsibilities include the maintenance of burial records, landscape maintenance and the allocation of burial and ashes plots.

The Burial Board is also responsible for

  • the maintenance of burial records
  • the issue of Exclusive Right of Burial Certificates,
  • allocating burial and ashes plots
  • permissions for monuments.
  • the maintenance of St Mary’s Churchyard, Goudhurst cemetery and burial grounds, and Christ Church Churchyard Kilndown

The day to day administration the Burial Board business is carried out by the Parish Clerk and this includes liaison with Funeral Directors, gravediggers and bereaved families as required.

The Burial Board meets at least 3 times annually and consists of Chairman Cllr Mrs Caroline Richards, Vice Chairman:( Vacant) and Cllrs Kirkby, Noakes and Guy Sutton
Advisers to the committee are: The Vicar of the United Benefice and Mr David Nichol

MMinutes of committee meetings can be found in the Parish Council Minutes and agenda

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