Cemeteries/Churchyards FAQ's

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I can only visit Woodside Cemetery after I finish work, is it possible for me to have keys to the gates?

No. Keys are no longer given to the members of the public as there were several instances of other visitors being locked in. However, the Cemetery is open until 6:00pm (from the Pedestrian Gate).

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I want to make arrangements to buy a plot/memorial plaque at the cemetery

Contact Basildon parks department on 01268 294907

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I want to report an overgrown / damaged tree in an open space in the Borough

Please contact us (including your name, telephone number, and a description of the location) streetscene@castlepoint.gov.uk , or telephone us on 01268 882200 so that we can investigate.

Alternatively you can visit the Open Spaces Team at the Council Offices, Kiln Road, Benfleet, SS7 1TF for further assistance.

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I wish to arrange for the burial of a family member at South Benfleet Cemetery

You will need to contact Basildon District Council as they deal with these enquiries on our behalf or email cemeteries@basildon.gov.uk

If you should wish to write, the address is: Basildon District Council, Operational Services Department, Barleylands Road, Billericay, CM11 2UF

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I wish to arrange for the burial of a family member at Woodside Cemetery

You will need to contact Basildon District Council as they deal with these enquiries on our behalf. Please email cemeteries@basildon.gov.uk

If you wish to write, the address is:

Basildon District Council, Operational Services Department, Barleylands Road, Billericay, CM11 2UF

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I wish to arrange for the interment of a family member at Northwick Cemetery, Canvey Island

Northwick Cemetery does not come under our jurisdiction. Please contact Willow Funeral Directors on 01268 795695. They are situated at 61 High Road, Benfleet.

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I wish to arrange for the interment of ashes of a family member at Pitsea Crematorium, off Sadlers Roundabout on the A13.

Pitsea Crematorium/Cemetery comes directly under the jurisdiction of Basildon District Council. Please email cemeteries@basildon.gov.uk

If you should wish to write, the address is: Basildon District Council, Operational Services Department, Barleylands Road, Billericay, CM11 2UF

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I wish to arrange for the interment of ashes of a family member at South Benfleet Cemetery

You will need to contact Basildon District Council as they deal with these enquiries on our behalf. Please email cemeteries@basildon.gov.uk

If you should wish to write, the address is: Basildon District Council, Operational Services Department, Barleylands Road, Billericay, CM11 2UF

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I wish to arrange for the interment of ashes of a family member at Woodside Cemetery

You will need to contact Basildon District Council as they deal with these enquiries on our behalf. Please email cemeteries@basildon.gov.uk

If you should wish to write, the address is: Basildon District Council, Operational Services Department, Barleylands Road, Billericay, CM11 2UF

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I would like to inform you about a tree that needs pruning in St Katherine's Churchyard, Canvey Island.

The Council is not responsible for maintaining trees in Churchyards. Please contact Sheila Powell on 01268 511098 for matters relating to trees in St Katherine’s Churchyard. Sheila is the Parish Secretary and is based at St Nicholas Church, Canvey Island.

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I would like to inform you about the overgrown grass in St Katherine's Churchyard, Canvey Island.

Maintenance of the grounds within St Katherine’s Churchyard is the responsibility of this Council. Please contact us (including your name, telephone number and a description of the location in question) info@castlepoint.gov.uk, or telephone us on 01268 882200.

Alternatively you can visit the Street Scene Section at the Council Offices, Kiln Road, Benfleet, SS7 1TF for further assistance.

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I would like to purchase a memorial seat in memory of my family member or friend to be located in a suitable place within the Castle Point Borough.

Please contact us (including your name, telephone number and a description of the location in question) streetscene@castlepoint.gov.uk or telephone us on 01268 882200 nd we will arrange for someone to call you back to discuss a suitable location as soon as possible.

Alternatively you can visit the Open Spaces Section at the Council Offices, Kiln Road, Benfleet, SS7 1TF for further assistance.

The cost of a memorial seat is approximately £1000.00.

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I would like to report a gravestone which has been vandalised.

You will need to contact Basildon District Council as they deal with these enquiries on our behalf. Please email cemeteries@basildon.gov.uk

If you should wish to write, the address is: Basildon District Council, Operational Services Department, Barleylands Road, Billericay, CM11 2UF

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I would like to report a vandalised gravestone in St Katherine's Churchyard, Canvey Island.

Please contact Sheila Powell on 01268 511098 for matters relating to graves in the St Katherine’s Churchyard. Sheila is the Parish Secretary although she is based at St Nicholas Church, Canvey Island.

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Is St Katherine's a Church?

No. St Katherine’s is an old disused Church which is now a Heritage Centre hosting arts, crafts, photography and occasionally holding exhibitions.

If you require further information please contact Rosemary de Boise on 01268 694317. Rosemary is responsible for matters relating to the Heritage Centre.

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What are the opening and closing times for visiting South Benfleet Cemetery?

South Benfleet cemetery is open all the time.

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What are the opening and closing times for visiting Woodside Cemetery?

The Main Gate is open from: 7:30am - 4:00pm The Pedestrian Gate is open from: 7:30am - 6:00pm

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Where is South Benfleet Cemetery situated?

South Benfleet Cemetery is situated on the junction of High Road and Jotmans Lane, Benfleet. However, if you have any other enquiries, Basildon District Council deal with these on our behalf. Please email cemeteries@basildon.gov.uk

If you should wish to write, the address is: Basildon District Council, Operational Services Department, Barleylands Road, Billericay, CM11 2UF

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Where is Woodside Cemetery situated?

Woodside Cemetery is situated in Manor Road, Benfleet. However, if you have any other enquiries, Basildon District Council deal with these on our behalf. Please email cemeteries@basildon.gov.uk

If you should wish to write, the address is: Basildon District Council, Operational Services Department, Barleylands Road, Billericay, CM11 2UF

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Which Cemeteries come under Castle Point Borough's jurisdiction?

Woodside Cemetery and South Benfleet Cemetery.

 

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