Births, deaths and ceremonies news
Changes to crematoria and cemeteries
As of Monday 17 May, in line with the governments road map, changes are being made to the rules governing crematoria and cemeteries.
New opening times for cemeteries and crematoria
All cemeteries and crematoria will be open to visitors from 8:30am to 7:30pm on Monday 3 May 2021 (Bank Holiday Monday).
Number of mourners allowed at funerals in Birmingham increases to 16
Following new guidance from the Government, Birmingham City Council has increased the number of mourners allowed to attend funerals from six to 16.
Councillors call for respect towards bereavement staff
Four Birmingham councillors have condemned verbal and physical abuse towards council staff in a cross-party statement.
Update to registration and bereavement services
Following national guidance and to ensure that social distancing takes place, from today (26 March 2020) new, emergency measures will be put in place for our bereavement services.
Cemeteries see start to restoration works
A £2.3 million restoration to Key Hill and Warstone Lane cemeteries has started in the heart of Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter.
Birmingham gets new deal on digital autopsy scanner
Birmingham City Council has announced that it has successfully negotiated a deal that will provide the city with access to a Computed Tomography Post Mortems (CTPM) scanner on a trial basis.