Potton Town Council cemetery – important information

Potton Town Council will re-open Potton Cemetery on the 7th April 2020 following the latest guidance issued by the ICCM (Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management) relating to the closure of cemeteries in England.

The Ministry of Justice has confirmed that cemeteries can remain open, unless the crematorium is situated within a cemetery.

The Government has given very clear guidance about the reasons that people can leave their homes, visiting a cemetery or crematorium other than for a funeral, and then in limited circumstances, is not one of them.

If we receive reports of people using the cemetery as an alternative to parks to get round the social distancing measures then we may be forced to re-close, as this could compromise the aims of the Government’s measures to slow the spread of the virus.