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Burial and Cremation

Scattering of Ashes

The law on scattering ashes in the UK is fairly relaxed. You can scatter ashes over land or water but you first need to get permission from the land owner. 

Some popular examples include;

  • football grounds
  • Southend Pier
  • National Parks
  • Woodland Trusts
  • RSPB Reserves

We do not allow for ashes to be scattered or interred in our parks and open spaces.

If you choose to scatter in a river or the sea, you should look at the Environment Agency’s guide.

If you want to inter ashes in the cemetery or crematorium grounds call us on 01702 215015

If you want to scatter ashes from the end of the pier contact the Visitor Information Centre on 01702 215620 or email at [email protected].

Page last updated: 12/02/2020