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The Local Authorities' Cemeteries Order 1977

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4.  Before exercising the said powers in respect of any grave on which there is a tombstone or other memorial the burial authority shall, in the circumstances in which this paragraph applies, subject to paragraph 6, serve copies of the said notice and of paragraphs 9, 10, 12, 15, 17 and 18 on the owner of the right to place and maintain it or (if they have a record of his name and address) on the person granted permission to place it.

The circumstances in which this paragraph applies are where—

  • a burial in the grave has taken place;

  • the right to place and maintain, or the permission to place, the tombstone or other memorial has been granted or renewed;

  • the right, or permission, to place any additional inscription on the tombstone or other memorial has been granted; or

  • notification of any assignment or transmission of the right to place and maintain the tombstone or other memorial, or of the address of the owner of such right or of the person granted permission to place it, has been given,

within the 30 years preceding the first display of the notice under paragraph 3.

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