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Ribble Valley Borough Council



Clitheroe Cemetery

The Waddington Road Cemetery in Clitheroe is the only council owned burial area in the Ribble Valley. The cemetery services provide for traditional burials, Muslim burials, woodland burials and the burial of cremated remains.

Our aim is "To provide a high quality cemetery service which displays dignity and respect for people's needs and sustain a well maintained and safe environment."

Woodland Burial

Woodland burial offers a natural form of burial and provides important environmental benefits as well as giving a true sense of creating life from death. In recognition of public concern for environmental matters we are now able to offer this alternative to traditional practices of burial and cremation.

This section of the website briefly explains the principles and practices of Woodland Burial, however, if you require further details or assistance please do not hesitate to contact:

Judith Paliga, Cemetery Officer on 01200 414478 or email judith.paliga@ribblevalley.gov.uk

Or David Hewitt, Countryside Officer on 01200 414505 or email dave.hewitt@ribblevalley.gov.uk

How to register a death

A death must be registered in the Registration District in which it occurred. If this is not possible or convenient then details may be given to any Registrar of Births and Deaths in England or Wales who will forward these to the correct Registration District.

The main Act and regulations governing the registration of births and death are:

  • Births and Deaths Registration Act 1953 (as amended)
  • The Registration of Births and Deaths Regulations 1987 (as amended)
  • The Registration of Births and Deaths (Welsh Language) Regulations 1987 (as amended)