|Bury Green Road|
Postal Code: EN7 5AG
|Cemetery notes and/or description:|
Opening hours: Every day of the year, 7.30am - sunset or 8pm (whichever is sooner). Disabled access: Both the cemetery and chapel provide disabled access. National Cemetery Award : Cheshunt Cemetery won first place in the 12 acres and above category in the national Cemetery of the Year competition in 2005. The awards ceremony took place on 18 October 2005 in Harrogate, North Yorkshire. The award was won for excellence and innovation in cemetery management, design and customer service. The competition judges were particularly impressed with the flower beds, lavender beds and grass cutting. There are around 60 yew trees around the chapel which are topiary pruned to a bottle shape, giving a distinct character to the area. The cemetery contains around 15,200 graves with 26,000 interments. The cemetery is maintained by Broxbourne Services, the Council's in-house contractor, which has maintained the cemetery for almost 20 years. It is a significant achievement to be so highly rated against cemeteries across the country. Broxbourne residents have come to expect a high quality service and environmental surroundings and this award demonstrates those efforts. Having a well-kept cemetery also helps in the fight against vandalism. Cheshunt Cemetery was a runner-up in the national Cemetery of the Year awards in 2002. The competition has been running since 1998 to encourage and reward high standards amongst Britain's cemeteries.