Memorials are precious things often dedicated to very special people. Learn about ownership, permits and safety testing in our webinar.

The following topics will be covered:

  • Memorial ownership
  • Stability safety testing and publicity
  • Administration of applications and permits
  • Sustainable grave memorialisation and regulation
  • Policies for recovering memorial repairs costs from owners by parish, town, and community councils
  • Responsibility for memorials in closed churchyards
Stone cross in a cemetery


Monday 25 November, 11:00am – 12:30pm


Members: £30 + VAT
Non-Members: £35 + VAT

CPD points

Claim 1 CPD point for attending this webinar!

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Photo of a church and cemetery

Being new to being responsible for a cemetery it was interesting to find out what I can legally do and not do.
Melanie Wathen, Lyndhurst Parish Council

The course gave an excellent insight and was very useful, thank you.”
Susie Gowlett, Cawood Parish Council

About the Trainer

SLCC’s Hon Vice President, Alan Fairchild, MBE, FSLCC.

A local council clerk for over 40 years before retirement and founder member of the Society. Alan spent most of his professional career as Town Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer of a large urban council bordering the City of Norwich.  He also managed the council’s cemetery and closed churchyard and has been delivering training on burial ground management to clerks and councillors for many years.

Alan is a Board member of the British Register of Accredited Memorial Masons (BRAMM) and Society representative on the Ministry of Justice Cemetery & Cremation Advisory Group since 2001.

He is contributing to the Law Commission’s review of burial law and funeral practices to produce a “Modern Framework for Disposing of the Dead” launched in 2024.

Alan Fairchild photo

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