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If a relative, loved one or friend has just passed away, there will be many decisions and arrangements to make. There will be a lot to think about and that can be difficult at a time of great loss.

In this section of the website, we have put together some information to help you. It gives you a range of advice and lets you know where you can go for practical help.

It includes what you should do immediately after someone has died, how to organise a funeral and how to deal with inheritance issues and financial costs.

Donations and commemorative seating Donations and commemorative seating

We are happy to accept donations towards trees or plants for the cemeteries. You can also donate money for a seat with a commemorative plaque.

Donations and commemorative seating

 Fees and charges

Find out what fees and charges are applicable when planning your funeral.

Fees and charges PDF (77 KB)

arrow Bereavement and advice Bereavement and advice

When someone you know dies, many practical things will need to be done and it can be difficult to think about all of them. Here, you can see a range of information to help, from what to do as soon as someone has died to support available to help you cope with your loss.

arrow Registering a death Registering a death

A death must be registered. This must be done in a certain way and within a certain amount of time. Here, you can find out how and where you must register a death and what information you will need to do that.

arrow Legal and financial matters Legal and financial matters

There will probably be a number of legal or financial matters to deal with. You may wish to do this yourself or you may prefer to consult a solicitor or a financial adviser. Here, you can find information about things such as Wills, probate and tax.

arrow Funerals and burials Funerals and burials

Choosing an appropriate way to say goodbye to your loved one is an important part of remembering them. Here, we set out some of the choices available to you, whatever your faith or beliefs. It also lets you know how you can find out more if you are trying to find a relative's grave in one of the cemeteries we manage.

arrow Cemeteries and crematorium Cemeteries and crematorium

There are eight cemeteries in the Borough of Fareham and one crematorium. Here, you can find out where they are, what services each offers and when they are open. We also explain how we care for and maintain cemeteries so that they are peaceful and pleasant places to visit.

You can get comprehensive information on all of these things on the Government's website External Hyperlink.

arrow Portchester Crematorium Portchester Crematorium

Here you can find out about Portchester Crematorium, what to do after cremation and the interment of ashes.

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