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Ribble Valley Borough Council

Woodland Burial

Funeral Arrangements

The area is non-denominational and no part will be reserved for a specific religious group.  You are free to choose your own form of burial service.  It is your decision as to whether you have a religious service, a service personal to the deceased or bereaved’s own wishes or have no service at all.  Family wreaths and other floral tributes may be placed on the grave after the interment, these will be removed when the flowers have died.  The deceased will be accepted for burial in a standard chipboard or wood coffin and lightweight caskets of biodegradable corrugated cardboard are also acceptable if they meet the required specification.  All burials will take place with due regard to the statutory burial regulations as laid down in the Local Authorities’ Cemeteries Order 1977.