On 1 April 2019 Forest Heath District Council and St Edmundsbury Borough Council will be replaced by a single district council called West Suffolk Council. It will entirely replace the borough and district councils but will continue to deliver the same services while finding improved ways of supporting communities, businesses and the local economy. Over the next few weeks you may notice changes to the website, forms, letters and emails, and there will be limited access to some of our online systems as we prepare for the creation of the new council.
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:
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:
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: