Cemetery             Cemetery

Cemetery front gates

 

Newport Town Council is a burial authority and as such maintains its own cemetery and burial records.

Cemetery Address -  Audley Avenue, Newport, Shropshire, TF10 7DS (Note: you are unable to drive into the cemetery if you approach it from the South through the industrial estate as their are bollards that block the road just before you reach the Cemetery junction).

About the Cemetery - Newport General Cemetery was opened for burials on 2nd March 1859 with its first interment taking place on 5 March 1859 when it is noted that some 1000 people witnessed the burial. The Cemetery contains a Chapel built at the same time and is bounded at the public road side by fine wrought iron railings and gates. The cemetery is situated off Audley Avenue, opposite the Burton Borough School and adjacent to Shuker Fields. The cemetery consists of traditional lawns, gardens of rest and a woodland area

Cemetery High ViewAdministration - Burials are usually co-ordinated between a funeral director, the town council staff and the bereaved. An indicative price list (subject to change) is provided for reference (see below).  

Burial records dating back to the 1860’s have been retained and it is possible for a search of the records to be conducted, again please contact a member of the Guildhall Staff.

  Memorial wall

Memorial Wall  - Do you want to have a commemorative plaque in the Cemetery, then our new memorial wall might be for you click here for more information

Newport Woodland Cemetery - Newport (Shropshire) Town Council is aware of the concern felt by manly people at the loss of trees and wildlife.The Council has recognised that burial facilities can be designed to help reverse this loss, and offer benefits to wildlife, whilst also introducing greater choice for the bereaved when planning funeral arrangements.Woodland Burial offers a “return to nature” for those who wish to be buried amongst birds, mammals and wild flowers and providing a tree as a living memorial which will offer pleasures and benefits to future generations.

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Cemetery Fees 2020/21 


Newport General Cemetery Information Pack   

COVID 19
Cemetery Funeral / interment Guidance
for Newport General Cemetery 
(updated 4th September 2020)

Funeral Services in cemeteries are still permitted by government, and arrangements will continue. 

When gathering to mourn, your main concern should be to limit risks around the transmission of the virus. Those risks increase whenever households mix. A household means those people who usually live together under the same roof and share facilities with you. If you have family members who do not normally live with you they need to be treated as a separate household.

These actions include:

· A modest number of close friends and family of the deceased may attend although funerals should have no more than 30 people in attendance. The Cemetery Officer or Funeral Director will provide further information if required. ensuring venue capacity and attendance numbers allow social distancing (at least 2 metres or 3 steps) to be maintained between individuals. See further detail under the section on management of the venue

· ensuring that those attending are reminded of the need to wear a face covering. See further detail under the section on social distancing for mourners

· a modest number of close friends and family of the deceased may attend although funerals should have no more than 30 people in attendance. Attendance should also be within the capacity limits of the premises so that social distancing can be strictly adhered to. In some cases that may be less than 30 people. See further detail under the section on management of the venue

· mourners who are self-isolating due to someone in their household or support bubble being unwell with symptoms of COVID-19 or as advised by NHS Test and Trace, but are not symptomatic themselves, should be facilitated to attend the funeral in person should they wish to do so, with processes put in place to minimise the risk of transmission

· mourners who are clinically vulnerable or clinically extremely vulnerable should also be facilitated to attend, with processes put in place to minimise the risk of transmission

· any mourner who has COVID-19 symptoms (a new continuous cough, a high temperature, or a loss of, or change in, their normal sense of taste or smell) should not attend the funeral as they pose a risk to others; remote participation should be considered

· mourners who have travelled to England from countries that are not exempt from the requirement to self-isolate (in the last 14 days) may attend the funeral

· mourners should also follow the advice on social distancing when travelling to and from the funeral gathering. See the section on travelling to and from the funeral