Houghton Regis Cemetery

The Cemetery is open to the public throughout the year but the Council reserves the right to exclude the public if it should be necessary at any time. 

Houghton Regis Town Council manages the Houghton Regis Cemetery and takes pride in maintaining it to a high standard and creating an atmosphere of peace and calm. The cemetery is managed in accordance with approved Cemetery Regulations.

Visitors to the Cemetery are asked to observe the regulations governing the Cemetery. 

Enquiries concerning the Cemetery can be made to: 

Houghton Regis Town Council, Peel Street, Houghton Regis, Beds LU5 5EY 

Tel: 01582 708540              E-mail: info@houghtonregis.org.uk

For cemetery fees please click HERE

Cemetery Regulation click HERE

The Registers and records relating to the Cemetery are available, by appointment, for inspection at the Council Offices.

Please telephone or email to make an appointment.

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The Council is very disappointed to have to advise that there is no further space within the cemetery for new body burials. We have been working really hard over many years to identify a new site but to no avail.  

Our work followed 2 strands.

The first being the design and development of the remaining space within the current cemetery. We have created a truly beautiful and peaceful Garden of Remembrance whilst providing residents with a variety of options for ashes entombment in this area.

The second strand relates to the ongoing search for new cemetery land.

As you would expect with all the development taking place around the town, this is not proving easy. The New Cemetery Sub Committee have considered a variety of sites but for various reasons, largely geological and ownership reasons, these have proved unsuitable. We have continued to work on this with Central Bedfordshire Council and are currently looking at the field at the end of Grendall Lane. However this piece of land has some fairly high environmental issues to overcome which may make the site financially unviable. However investigations are continuing and we will keep you updated.

The council really do appreciate the local demand from residents for burial and interment options to be provided in the longer term within the town. We have worked hard to try and deliver this and will continue to explore options as they arise.

Last updated about 2 months ago