Burials can still go ahead but there are some new rules to help keep people safe. The changes for each of the cemeteries are detailed below. We will be monitoring guidelines and will update the information as required
We operate 19 cemeteries across the district:
Church Lane, Altofts, WF6 2NU
St Paul's Drive, Alverthorpe, WF2 0BT
Healdfield road, Castleford, WF10 4LJ
Standbridge Road, Crigglestone, WF4 3JA
Cutsyke Road, Featherstone, WF7 6BD
Pontefract Road, Ferrybridge, WF11 8PP
Cemetery Road, Hemsworth, WF9 4QF
Dovecote Lane, Horbury, WF4 6BD
Wormersley Road, Knottingley, WF11 0DJ
Cemetery Road, Normanton, WF6 2HZ
Neville Street, Normanton, WF6 1HU
Leeds Road, Wakefield, WF1 2DX
Skinner Lane, Pontefract, WF8 1LZ
Cemetery Road, Ryhill, WF4 2DP
Cow Lane, Sharlston, WF4 1AZ
Red Lane, Streethouse, WF7 6BZ
Lake Lock Road, Stanley, WF3 4HR
Sugar Lane, Wakefield, WF1 5LF
College Grove, Castleford, WF10 5NS
Funeral at a cemetery
Your funeral director will fill in an internment notice with you when you book the burial and this will have the details of the grave in advance so that the grave can be prepared.
Currently up to 20 people can attend at graveside.
Only family from the same household or close relatives should attend.
If there is no family members close friends can attend.
Graveside committals should last no longer than 30 mins.
Social distancing should be practiced unless with members of your own household.
Regrettably family members will not be permitted to lower the coffin into the grave. Should you wish to backfill the grave we request that you bring your own equipment.
On the day you will be met by a representative of the Council before the service is conducted by your chosen minister or funeral director.