Funerals, burials and cremations - Overview

In Bedford Borough we offer two sites for burial and cremation. Norse Road and Foster Hill Cemetery. The information below will give you further information about both sites and fees. 




Conducted tours

We are always ready to give conducted tours of the Crematorium and Cemetery. These tours can be for organisations or individuals.

Call the cemetery office on 01234 718150 or email to make an appointment.

Memorial inspection programme 

This programme identifies memorials in need of repair. It is part of our duty to ensure a safe environment for staff and visitors. The memorial inspection programme covers:

  • all headstones at Foster Hill Road and Norse Road Cemeteries
  • closed graveyards we are responsible for

Funeral ash scattering 

Further information about funeral ash scattering in Bedford Borough (PDF).

Reporting issues in our closed cemeteries

We inspect all memorials in our closed cemeteries to make sure they are safe and free of vandalism. Call 01234 718150 or email if you want to:

  • raise any concerns
  • report vandalism
  • have questions regarding our closed cemeteries across Bedford Borough