Making funeral arrangements
When someone dies, it is often the Executor or nearest surviving relative who is responsible for making funeral arrangements. Many people choose a Funeral Director to take care of the arrangements on their behalf.
Choosing a funeral director
It is important you pick a funeral director of your choice. Some people get recommendations from a friend, other people search online. You can search for a funeral director on the following websites:
- Yellow Pages
- National Association of Funeral Directors
- Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors
Arranging a funeral yourself
If you are considering arranging a funeral yourself and not have a funeral director, please contact us.
Paying for a funeral
Most funerals are paid for in advance of the service taking place either in full or sometimes via a pre-paid funeral plan, or insurance policy. Read the GOV.UK guidance on arranging a funeral for more information.
If you need help paying for a funeral and are on a low income, you could be entitled to a Funeral Payment.
Please note, we do not own or manage the Waltham Forest Muslim Burial Trust Cemetery. This is a privately owned cemetery, and is independent of the Council.
We don’t own a crematorium but these are the 3 closest to the borough:
Enfield Cemetery and Crematorium
Great Cambridge Road
London EN1 4DS
Tel: 020 8363 8324
For further information on cemeteries, burials or booking an appointment for a grave search, please contact us.
Call: 020 8524 5030