Burgess Hill Town Council is the burial authority for the parish of Burgess Hill, and it maintains the Burgess Hill Burial Ground which is situated on Jane Murray Way. The Burgess Hill Burial Ground was formally opened on 26 June 2004 and is expected to provide burial space for the town for the next 100 years.
The site has been sympathetically designed to blend in with its rural setting and the Green Woodland area provides an opportunity to enhance the environment whilst at the same time creating a living monument to loved ones.
There is good access to the site and water taps are conveniently situated. There are planning restrictions on the size of headstones (750mm high x 600mm wide) but there is a level of design flexibility within these parameters. The site is non-consecrated and open to all denominations. In addition, there is an area set aside for the burial of children, as well as a special site ‘The Glade’ for the scattering of ashes.
The Green area, with facilities for both burials and cremations, recreates traditional woodland, in keeping with the surrounding area, and a lasting habitat for the encouragement and protection of wildlife. The Green Burials area is located on the Northern side of the Burial Ground and has been there since its inception in 2004.
Click on the following link to download the Burial Ground Information Booklet 2021-2022 which includes all the relevant paperwork to be completed and returned to Burgess Hill Town Council, 96 Church Walk, Burgess Hill, RH15 9AS. If you like to print out Application Forms, go directly to the following link Fees and Charges and Application Forms.
In regard to the funerals themselves, Government advice now sets no legal limits on the number of people who can attend funerals or commemorative events
Due to the risk you may pose to others, you should not attend if you have COVID-19 symptoms. Some individuals have a legal exemption to briefly leave self-isolation or quarantine following recent international travel in order to attend a funeral.
Unless an exemption applies, you must not attend a funeral if any of the following apply:
-you are self-isolating due to a positive test result,
-you have been instructed to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace,
-you are in quarantine after recently arriving into England from an amber list country,
-you are in a managed quarantine hotel after arriving into England from a red list country.
TELEPHONE LINE FOR BURIAL ENQUIRIES AND ADVICE : 01444 247726