In council managed cemeteries in Bury St Edmunds and Haverhill we offer memorial trees and benches to commemorate your loved ones, these are subject to availability. Please feel free to contact us to discuss your needs.
All memorials need permission before they can be set up. We record details about the type of memorial you are planning, any inscriptions and the method of fixing. Recording these details can be helpful for tracing family history in the future. It also means that work cannot be done to the memorial without your permission.
We want to ensure a safe and peaceful environment in our cemeteries. With this in mind, the following guidelines must be followed:
- memorials must be fixed to the standards set by the National Association of Memorial Masons
- memorial mason companies working in our cemeteries must be on the British Register of Accredited Memorial Masons (BRAMM)
- no glass is allowed as this could easily break and cause injury
- no plastic or metal fencing is allowed as these can either break easily or rust and corrode which could cause injury
We ensure that both our cemeteries are managed and operated according to the regulations set out in the:
We have five dedicated war memorials sites that are maintained by the council:
- Bury St Edmunds cemetery
- Haverhill cemetery
- St Saviours Hospital, Haverhill
- The Boer War Memorial, Cornhill, Bury St Edmunds
- War Memorial, Angel Hill, Bury St Edmunds
If you have any ideas or suggestions about how we can improve our war memorials or to report any damage, contact us and let us know.
For more general information about war memorials, visit: