Cemeteries

The council has responsibility for managing and maintaining 6 cemeteries, these are located at:

  • Alfreton cemetery - Rodgers Lane Alfreton, Derbyshire DE55 7FF
  • Leabrooks cemetery - Cemetery Road Leabrooks Alfreton Derbyshire DE55 1LD
  • Belper cemetery - Matlock Road Broadholme Belper Derbyshire DE56 2JE
  • Heanor cemetery - Ilkeston Road Heanor Derbyshire DE75 7DT
  • Ripley cemetery - Cemetery Lane Ripley Derbyshire DE5 3JG
  • Crosshill cemetery - Crosshill Codnor Derbyshire DE5 9SR

Cemetery maps can be found in the 'useful links' section of this page and provides more information on individual cemeteries, you can also view our interactive map. Crosshill cemetery is not available in map format - this cemetery is closed for new burials, interments can only take place in re-open graves.

Charter for the bereaved

In year 2000 Amber Valley Borough Council adopted the charter for the bereaved. The Institute of Cemetery & Crematorium Management (ICCM) produced the charter to improve the services offered to the bereaved. The charter defines the rights of every individual who experiences bereavement and is intended to set standards of service and improve choice.

The council is committed to following the '33 rights' identified in the charter and is continually seeking to improve the burial service for all its users. The charter 'rights' are available to view on request at the Town Hall, Ripley.

Service standards

Landscape services maintain to an agreed specification to include:

  • Mowing/strimming of grass areas including graves.
  • Maintenance of our boundary hedges.
  • Maintenance of our shrubs and bedding schemes.
  • Maintenance of our trees.
  • Regular cleaning of cemetery toilets.
  • Regular emptying of litter bins

The grass is cut on a 14 to 21 day cycle depending on the growing season. All the cemeteries are maintained as traditional lawned areas with the exception of the woodland at Belper cemetery.

Application Forms

Need further help or information?

Contact the team directly on 01773 841565 or email sue.beresford@ambervalley.gov.uk