The Civic Centre reception in Poulton is open 10am - 3pm Monday to Friday. You can also call us on 01253 891000 or email:

You will be required to wear a face covering when visiting the Civic Centre reception and Lockwood Surgery, unless you are exempt.

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Coronavirus latest guidance

New guidance published by the Government ensures members of the funeral and other related professions can keep themselves safe and prevent risk of infection from COVID19 when in contact with the deceased with suspected or confirmed coronavirus.  It also guides and advises mourners how to safely organise and attend funerals.

We would like to reassure families that all burials will continue to be carried out in a highly dignified, sensitive and respected manner.

  • The number of mourners attending funerals is restricted, so a safe distance of at least 2 metres (3 steps) can be maintained between individuals. Ideally, only members of the deceased person’s household or close family members should attend.
  • The number of people attending a funeral outdoors is restricted to 30.
  • Those attending the funeral will need to adhere to social distancing at all times, including when travelling to and from the funeral.
  • Mourners are requested to leave the cemetery as soon as the burial service has taken place.
  • Linked ceremonial events (such as stone-settings and ash scattering) are limited to 15 people. 

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Bereavement privacy policy