Cemetery

This cemetery is owned, maintained and managed by Buckingham Town Council. On this page are a number of documents that are required when a burial plot is to be used at the cemetery. Further information and confidential help can be obtained from the burial officer at Buckingham Town Council.feesmapsidebar1

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The town’s cemetery is at Brackley Road, Buckingham (nearest postcode – MK18 1JA).For cemetery enquiries please contact us on:
Tel: 01280 816 801 (lines open @ 9am Monday to Friday)
Fax: 01280 816 426
Email: cemetery@buckingham-tc.gov.ukDocuments required for cemetery work/requests:

Assignment of Right of Burial
Cemetery Handbook
Exclusive Rights of Burial Application
Deed Transfer Form
Application for Interment
Memorial Application
Change of Address Form
Right of Burial Deed Notes

The Town Council have carried out extensive research and scientific processes, as a result of which it has been determined that there is very little burial space remaining in the cemetery. This is due to the depth of soil in the remaining sections of the cemetery extension. As a result burial space is limited and currently there is no capacity to allow pre-purchasing of full burial spaces. The new Garden of Rest which caters for ashes spaces and ensures that these can be provided for many years.

Currently the Town Council hopes to secure a new cemetery site within the next two years. Initial work in the form of environmental assessments has taken place which will allow an area next to the A421 to be used as a new cemetery.

Memorial Testing at Brackley Road Cemetery

Buckingham has a distinguished historic cemetery that is over 150 years old which Buckingham Town Council is responsible for maintaining. As part of its commitment to providing an attractive and safe cemetery for its visitors, the Town Council has started to assess the safety of memorials in the cemetery.

The Town Council is going to undertake a programme of memorial safety testing in the cemetery which will be done in an appropriate and sensitive manner. This will be an on-going process, conducted on a yearly basis, with all of the memorials being tested over a five year period. The holder of the grave deed is ultimately responsible for the maintenance of the memorial; a list of any unsafe memorials will be made available on the Town Council website and at the cemetery. The council would like to stress that if any unsafe memorials are found they will not be laid flat unless there is no alternative to making them temporarily safe until they can be repaired.

Deed holders of burial plots in the cemetery are asked to update the Town Council with their current address, especially if it has changed since being issued with the original burial deed.

The Town Council will answer any questions anyone has about the memorial testing at the cemetery. Please contact: Lee Phillips on 01280 816 801 or email him at: greenspaces@buckingham-tc.gov.uk

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Office Hours

Monday: Appointments only
Tuesday: 11am – 5pm
Wednesday: 10am – 5pm
Thursday: 10am – 5pm
Friday: 10am – 3pm

Buckingham Town Council

The Buckingham Centre
Verney Close
Buckingham
Buckinghamshire.
MK18 1JP

Tel: 01280 816 426
(lines open from 9am Monday to Friday – 11am on Tuesdays)
Fax: 01280 816 426
Email:office@buckingham-tc.gov.uk

Town Clerk: Mr. C. P. Wayman
Email:townclerk@buckingham-tc.gov.uk

For cemetery enquiries:

Tel: 01280 816 801
(lines open from 9am Monday to Friday – 11am on Tuesdays)
Fax: 01280 816 426
Email:cemetery@buckingham-tc.gov.uk

For Lace Hill Sports & Community Centre enquiries:

Tel: 01280 812 872
Email: lacehillcentre@buckingham-tc.gov.uk

COUNCIL MATTERS

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Buckingham Town Council is the local Council for the town of Buckingham in the County of Buckinghamshire. The Town Council provides a wide range of services and facilities including the cemetery, parks and green spaces, allotments and many others.

Buckingham Town Council conducts the majority of business through Full Council, four main Committees and several Sub-Committees, meeting on a regular basis throughout the year.

The Council is made up of 17 elected councillors from four wards in Buckingham, with eight councillors for Buckingham South, seven councillors for Buckingham North and one each for the wards of Fishers Field and Highlands & Watchcroft.

Buckingham also has a Youth Council, comprising of young people who live in or attend school in Buckingham. They meet regularly to discuss issues that are important to the young people of Buckingham.

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Buckingham has won the county’s Best Kept Town award on several occasions
(Picture courtesy Brian Simonds)