Cemetery and Churchyard Management

Cemetery and Churchyard Management

The session will cover

  • burial law & administration
  • exclusive rights of burial & transfers
  • cemetery fees & charges
  • providing more burial space
  • grave digging arrangements
  • cemetery environmental regulations & risk assessments
  • closure & management of CofE churchyards

There will be time for Q&A at the end of the session.

Event date Thu 15 Sep 2022 10:00
Event Ends Thu 15 Sep 2022 12:00
Registered 10
Available places 20
Registration closes Wed 14 Sep 2022 8:00
Notes Members £30
Speaker Alan Fairchild
Location WALC Zoom Room
Event Categories Council Training

1 CPD Points

Record of attendance at training events is required when applying for the Local Council Awards Scheme


£30.00 per delegate for Member Councils

Non-member fee £60.00

Help with Delegate’s Fees

WALC will subsidise member councils

  • Members with a budgeted income up to £15,000 will get half price for all delegates
  • Members with a budgeted income between £15,001 & £30,000 can send two for the price of one
  • Members with a budgeted income between £30,001 & £50,000 can send three for the price of two
  • Members with a budgeted income over £50,000 can send five for the price of four

Unfortunately the website cannot currently handle the free places, so if you qualify please email events@walc.org.uk and we will amend any relevant invoices.



Any delegate cancellations

must be received in writing 5 days before the event for a full refund of the fee. Substitute delegate(s) may be named at any time up to the event.

Terms and Conditions of Registration

Please read

Full terms and conditions of registration

To attend this session

you will need

A suitable device for attending the session with a speaker, camera and microphone; laptops and tablets are ideal.

Alan Fairchild MBE, FSLCC

Honorary Vice President SLCC

A local council clerk for over 40 years Alan spent most of his professional career as the Town Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer of large urban council on the outskirts of Norwich where he managed a busy cemetery and closed churchyard. He is a founder member, national chairman and now honorary vice-president of the Society of Local Council Clerks and has been delivering training on local council cemetery and churchyard management to clerks and councillors for many years. Alan has been a member of the Ministry of Justice Burial and Cremation Advisory Group since 2001, and former Society representative on the Board of the British Register of Accredited Memorial Masons. (BRAMM).

Warwickshire & West Midlands Association of Local Councils

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