Cemetery & Churchyard Safety and Memorialisation – 20 January


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
  • Administration of applications and permits
  • Stability safety testing and publicity
  • Policies for recovering memorial repairs costs from owners by parish, town, and community councils
  • Sustainable grave memorialisation and regulation
  • Responsibility for memorials in closed churchyards
Cemetery Legal Compliance


Thursday 20 January, 10:00am – 11:00am


The cost for this webinar is:
SLCC Members – £30 + VAT
Non-Members – £35 + VAT

CPD points

Claim 1 CPD point for attending!

Joining instructions will be sent to you 3 weeks before the event and your invoice will be sent before the event. We advise that, on receipt of the joining instructions, you are liable for any fees incurred in order to attend the event.


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 former 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.

Working with the Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management (ICCM) and BRAMM, Alan has promoted the advantages to local councils and clerks who operate cemeteries and maintain closed churchyards of joining both organisations.

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