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 has been following 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. More detail can be found on this page https://www.houghtonregis.org.uk/houghton-regis-cemetery
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 are however continuing to work on this with Central Bedfordshire Council but there are many issues to overcome.
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.
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