Crawley Borough Council has been looking for a new site for a cemetery for many years, because Snell Hatch will reach capacity in 2017. The council has worked hard to find another site and through working with the Guides has identified the Little Trees site at Tollgate Hill as a possible location. Find out more in the frequently asked questions below.
We are now asking people what they think about using this site as the location for a new cemetery. As well as seeking views on the proposed site, the council is interested in understanding what specific needs faith groups and other interested parties might have that can be built into future plans.
You can take part in the consultation by completing our online questionnaire .
Consultation will run until 11 November 2014.
Crawley Borough Council owns and manages Snell Hatch Cemetery, The Dingle, West Green, Crawley RH11 7JB. The car park entrance is accessed from Goffs Lane.
The cemetery is open every day (including weekends and bank holidays) between these hours:
9am – 4pm October to March
9am – 7pm April to September
The cemetery is open for burials on weekdays:
10am – 3pm Monday to Thursday
10am – 2pm Friday
Snell Hatch offers the following choice of graves:
All new graves are in the lawn section. Memorials allowed are headstones at the head of the grave. The rest of the grave is grassed. There is a small area either side of the headstone where summer and winter bedding may be planted.
A new section of the cemetery has been set aside for the burial of cremated remains. Concrete kerbs allow two bronze plaques to be fixed and a memorial vase placed. Unfortunately no other memorials or tributes are allowed.
A section has been set aside within Snell Hatch Cemetery for burial of people of the Muslim faith.
All the original burial registers are kept at the Town Hall and may be inspected by appointment. The cemetery was first used for burials in 1925.
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