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Coronavirus information for funerals, burials and cremations

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We look after Belgrave, Saffron Hill, Welford Road cemeteries and Gilroes Cemetery and Crematorium. We provide burial, cremation and memorial facilities in Leicester and Leicestershire.

You can also contact us for advice on burial and crematorium facilities; the purchase and maintenance of graves and memorial information, using the contact details at the bottom of the page.

Incidents and issues, such as graffiti and blocked drains at cemeteries, can be reported online using the quick link above.

Cemetery closing times

Our cemeteries are open from dawn to dusk all year round. The cemetery gates will be locked at the following times throughout the year. 

Closing times for 2019 

Dates Closes
From 1 January 5pm
From 21 January 6pm
From 11 February 6.30pm
From 31 March 8pm
From 15 April 9pm
From 12 August 8pm
From 9 September 7pm
From 30 October 6.30pm
From 27 October to 31 December 5pm

Contact us

Write to us: Bereavement Services, Leicester City Council, Gilroes Crematorium, Groby Road, LE3 9QG
Ring us on: 0116 373 7327
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