Thank you for visiting our website. We hope that you will find it helpful. Please accept our condolences if you are visiting here because you have lost a loved one or are beginning to plan because someone is unwell.
Since March 2020, we have been using this home page to post updates on the current circumstances, to ensure that they are easy to find and up to date. You can access our online brochure below, which not only contains details of our services but also information about local crematoria and cemeteries. You can also find a guide to registering a death and other documents which may prove helpful to you. The remainder of our website remains largely unchanged from before the Pandemic began, so it is possible that it may contain documents or references to services which are not currently available or relevant.
Contacting and visiting us
As we move out of lockdown we have opened our offices to the public once again. However, we are trying to operate with an appointment system as much as possible to continue to be able to keep visitors separate, and to ensure that we can plan our time to ensure that the proper person is available to deal with visitors when they arrive, and to spend as much time with them as they need. If you wish to visit us at one of our funeral homes, please call ahead to arrange a suitable time.
Despite the end of legal restrictions, we plan to continue to balance the need to return to normal working practices with the continued risk to our visitors and staff, and the risk to our staff of the need to self-isolate if they come into contact with someone who then tests positive. Please see the document below, which sets out the measures we are taking. This will remain in place until at least Monday 16th August, when the need for those who are fully vaccinated to self-isolated comes to an end. At that point we will review practices in view of the risk levels at that time.
Although legal restrictions have come to an end, some funeral venues continue to retain a limit on attendance which is below their normal capacity, whilst others have lifted all restrictions on numbers. As this is an ever-changing situation, please contact us to find out the number of attendees permitted at your chosen venue.
Although face covering are no longer legally required, most indoor funeral venues are continuing to ask people to wear them.
Even though restrictions are being lifted, we realise that some people’s views of holding a public gathering have changed, or that, for some, circumstances still mean that holding a funeral service at present simply isn’t practical or desirable. We will always support those who chose to hold an unattended cremation, and would be happy to help families who chose this option in the future if they need help to arrange a memorial service or similar event.
Our Online Brochure
Our brand new online brochure showing our funeral packages, vehicles, coffins, funeral flowers, urns and keepsake ranges is available by clicking on the image below.
You can also download printable copies of our brochures using the link below.
Registering a Death
The Registration of all Deaths is currently taking place by telephone. Please download our advice leaflet here. Please contact the hospital bereavement centre for deaths in hospital, or the deceased’s GP surgery for deaths in the community.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Our floristry service is available to provide floral tributes for the funerals we are conducting or you may wish to contact your local florist to arrange flowers on your behalf. If so, we recommend that you telephone first, as they may be open by appointment only or with restricted hours. You can download our Funeral flowers brochure here, or view the options on our online brochure using the link above.
Order of Service Sheets
Order of Service sheets provide a touching memento for both the immediate family who are able to attend the funeral service, and for those who would have been there under normal circumstances. We have reduced our costs when only a small number are required. You can download our brochure here and our Order Form to submit your requirements here
Gillotts Funeral Directors have been arranging funerals for families across Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire for generations.
We serve a wide area from five funeral homes in Eastwood, Kimberley, Heanor, Stapleford and Selston.
People may be more familiar with our former names; Eastwood and District Funeral Service, Kimberley Funeral Service and Gillotts Funeral Service. In November 2015, we united our funeral homes under a single name; Gillotts Funeral Directors, to reflect our identity as a family business. The business continues to be owned and managed by The Eastwood Funeral Partnership; Barry and Elaine Hutsby, Joanne Hutsby and Anthony Topley.
We can be contacted 24 hours a day when someone dies and our highly experienced team of funeral directors and arrangers are on hand to help with every aspect of managing the practical arrangements.