If you are looking for information related to memorial benches, unfortunately this scheme ended some years ago and was replaced with the Long Bench scheme in Littlehampton and the Celebration of Life Tree Seat scheme in Bognor Regis.
The right to erect a memorial rests solely with the owners of the exclusive right of burial.
At the same time as purchasing these rights you shall also receive the ‘deed of grant for the exclusive right to erect a memorial’. This establishes your right to erect a memorial but does not grant permission to do so without additional authorisation. Therefore, an application for a memorial permit [pdf] 184KB must be made to the us so that you can erect a memorial.
Your stonemason or funeral director will be able to advise you about this, as well as the type of stone, design, style of wording.
Only those stonemasons registered with BRAMM (British Register of Accredited Memorial Masons) or members of NAMM (National Association of Memorial Masons) are permitted to erect a memorial in our cemeteries.
Please contact us to obtain a list of local masons.
We may grant you the right to erect a memorial without the exclusive right of burial. For example; in situations where the rights of burial have expired and no further burials are intended but you wish to take responsibility for maintaining the grave and/or memorial.